Initially, he did express reservations about a number of aspects of the Palace post. He has never been relegated during his 21-year coaching career, and if he does take the job he would want to be allowed to bolster the squad in the January transfer window in order to try to preserve that record.
Eagles chairman Steve Parish had also explored the possibility of appointing former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu, who is now manager of Dinamo Moscow.
However, Petrescu told AFP news agency: "I have not been in talks with any club being under contract with another outfit. And I'm not set to do it in the future."
Struggling Palace are believed to be reluctant to appoint a young up-and-coming coach for fear of giving fans and players the impression they were already planning for relegation.
The London club have won just one and lost nine of their 11 matches, and are six points adrift of safety.
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