Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher in the frame for Crystal Palace job
Sky Sports understands Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher is a contender for the vacant managerial post at Crystal Palace.
Last Updated: 30/10/12 2:58pm
Palace are searching for a new manager following the departure of Dougie Freedman to Bolton earlier this month.
Eagles chairman Steve Parish has confirmed he is looking for a young, innovative new boss and former Eagles midfielder Fletcher would fit the bill.
32-year-old Fletcher is thought to figure highly on Palace's wanted list after impressing in difficult circumstances at Plymouth.
Fletcher took his first role in management when he replaced Peter Reid at Home Park in September 2011 after impressing initially on an interim basis.
The former Wales international has endured a baptism of fire in management at Plymouth with the club in administration when he first took over, but he helped steady the ship and guided them to survival last season.
When Fletcher first took over Plymouth had taken just one point from their opening nine games, leaving them marooned at the bottom of League Two, and his work has not gone unnoticed by clubs higher up the football pyramid.
Fletcher has been working on a shoestring budget at Plymouth and he has also helped bring through and develop a number of exciting young players at the Pilgrims, helping him forge a reputation as one of the best young managers around.