It is now only a matter of time before Roy Hodgson becomes Crystal Palace manager following Patrick Vieira's unceremonious departure.
The 75-year-old reportedly agreed a deal until the end of the season for a second spell in charge at Selhurst Park.
He previously managed the Eagles between September 2017 and May 2021 before Vieira replaced him.
The appointment of the former England manager would see him step out of retirement for a second time despite stating last May, when he was coming towards the end of a short spell in charge of Watford.
"I don't think I shall be putting my name forward anymore for further stories in the world of Premier League football."
Palace have had a poor run of games since the beginning of this year, losing 13 matches across all competitions and scoring just six goals.
Their last win in the league was against Bournemouth on New Year's Eve in 2022, which was Vieira's last win in charge.
As things stand, the Eagles are currently in 12th place in the league, three points clear of the relegation zone with 10 games to go.
They will regroup after the March international break with their next six fixtures against teams below them in the table.
The club hierarchy hopes that Hodgson will be in the dugout before then to guide Palace to safety, taking over from the club's Under-21 head coach Paddy McCarthy who oversaw Sunday's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal.