Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has confirmed he wants to hold talks with former boss Steve Coppell over the managerial vacancy at Selhurst Park.
Palace sacked George Burley earlier this week with the club languishing in the Championship relegation zone.
And Parish has revealed he wants to meet with Coppell, who quit as manager of Bristol City earlier this season.
Parish said: “I don't know what Steve's situation is, whether he wants to manage or whatever.
“I absolutely will be giving him a ring and having a chat with him, Steve would be a great sounding board for us in terms of who we should get, he cares for the club deeply.
“The word legend is used too often but in his case he's a definite legend here. He's been a fantastic manager at almost every club he's been to and he's definitely someone who I would be mad not to have a chat to.
“I don't expect Steve Coppell to apply for the manager's job at Crystal Palace, but I think it would be silly not to at least speak to him, ask him his advice or see where his head is at the moment.”
Parish then went on to play down rumours that Chris Hughton has been in talks with the Eagles after the former Newcastle boss was spotted at the game against Millwall.
He added: “I have never met (Chris) in my life.
“He came to the Millwall game presumably because he was in town and he wanted to take in a game in London. That obviously set everybody talking.
“But I've not spoken to Chris, I've not had a job application from Chris, obviously he's a very good young manager so if he applies for the job we would consider it out of courtesy, but I've not spoken to him and I don't even know if he wants the job.”