Who has been Crystal Palace's best manager? Sky Sports is launching a vote to discover the finest boss in the history of each current Premier League club and we want your opinions
Last Updated: 29/07/13 12:04pm
Ian Holloway could consider himself one of the best bosses in the history of Crystal Palace after managing them back to the Premier League. However, he cannot yet truly be considered among the greatest at Selhurst Park. Sky Sports has narrowed it down to three candidates and now we want your opinions and vote to find the best. Let us have your thoughts and then we will announce the winner in the week commencing 12th August.
Steve Coppell (1984-1993, 1995-1996, 1997-1998 & 1999-2000)
Coppell managed Palace on four different occasions between 1984 and 2000. Under his lead, the club finished as FA Cup runners-up to Manchester United after a replay in 1990. Palace were also play-off final winners in both 1989 and 1997. Coppell's willingness to go back to Selhurst Park amid major financial problems in his fourth spell in charge in 1999 further endeared him to Palace's fans.
Edmund Goodman (1907-1925)
Goodman is often described as the founding father of Crystal Palace after helping to set up the club at the beginning of the 20th Century. He remains the club's longest serving manager after a 23-year spell in charge which helped to give Palace their identity. A former player at Aston Villa, Goodman's career was cut short when he had to have his leg amputated.
Bert Head (1966-1973)
Head managed Palace between 1966 and 1973 and guided the club to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history in 1969. On limited financial resources, he even managed to keep Palace in English football's First Division for the following two seasons. Head then moved upstairs to the role of general manager.
Who do you think has been the greatest manager in Crystal Palace's history? Have your say via the feedback form below and vote in our poll. Voting closes on 9th August