Former Chelsea star Dan Petrescu will agree to become Crystal Palace’s new boss but only if he is offered a long-term deal, reports The Daily Mirror.
The Romanian is currently in charge of Russian outfit Dinamo Moscow and is Palace’s number one choice to succeed Ian Holloway.
But Petrescu, 45, will not quit his handsomely-paid post in Moscow unless Palace offer him a two- or three-year stay.
Selhurst Park chairman Steve Parish is impressed with Petrescu’s CV as a coach in his homeland, Poland and Russia but is considering a short-term ‘firefighter’ appointment, in a bid to starve off relegation to the Championship.
Iain Dowie is being considered for such a role but Parish’s advisers are keen for him to make a long-term appointment who can stabilise the club, with Petrescu top of the shortlist.