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Exclusive: Dean Windass rules Steve Cooper out of becoming new Palace manager

Dean Windass believes that Crystal Palace are going to continue their theme of appointing experienced managers.

Some of Palace’s recent appointments have included Tony Pulis, Neil Warnock, Sam Allardyce and, most recently, Roy Hodgson.

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Those four names have played a major part in the Eagles becoming an established Premier League side once again, with Hodgson securing their top-flight status for a fourth time before stepping down.

But the frontrunners for the current vacancy include a host of names with little experience in management, with Frank Lampard, reportedly Palace’s number one target, whilst Swansea’s Steve Cooper is firmly in the frame.

Cooper earned his stripes at youth level, winning the World Cup with England Under-17s, which allowed him to become Swansea manager.

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He might have failed to get the Welsh outfit back into the Premier League, but he’s guided them to two consecutive play-off games, reaching the final in the second of those before losing to Brentford.

Despite his good work in the Championship, Windass thinks the Palace job would be a step too far for the 41-year-old.

He exclusively told Football FanCast:

“No, no. I think it’s too much, too big of an ask. He’s being mentioned all the time, Steve Cooper, he couldn’t get Swansea over the line, Brentford were the better team.

“You could reel off loads of managers that have been really successful in the Championship, but I feel like Palace will go with experience.”

Article title: Exclusive: Dean Windass rules Steve Cooper out of becoming new Palace manager

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