Crystal Palace will turn to Steve Bruce or Mick McCarthy should their attempts to bring Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew in as manager fail, according to the Daily Mail.
Palace are on the lookout for a new leader following their dismissal of Neil Warnock and it has been widely reported that Pardew is the favourite to land the job.
Pardew has never won the fans over at St. James' Park and the Eagles appear to be hoping that they can give him the platform to build a squad with the full support of everyone around him.
However, due to the length of the experienced boss's contract in the North East, Palace would have to pay £5 million in compensation to Newcastle to land their top target and this remains a stumbling block.
If no compromise can be met between the two clubs, it seems Palace will look elsewhere with Hull City's Bruce and Ipswich Town's McCarthy are apparently on their wishlist.
Last campaign, the Tigers got to the FA Cup final whilst surviving in the top tier and although things haven't worked out so well this time around, Palace have still been impressed by the success he has delivered.
McCarthy, meanwhile, has impressed in the Championship. He hasn't been blessed with a big budget at Ipswich, but he has organised them brilliantly and this season they have reaped the rewards of his management.
The Tractor Boys are currently second in the division and the job he has done has caught the attentions of Palace.
Palace are currently in 18th position in the Premier League table, meaning whoever they chose faces a tough task to galvanise the squad and move them away from the drop zone.