Alan Pardew has all-but agreed to sign a new contract with Crystal Palace.
Pardew said: “They [talks] have progressed to a level where we are probably agreed. I am waiting to make sure that this is a Premier League club next year, which is nothing to do with [club chairman] Steve Parish. It is more to do with me. When I get this team over the line, I will sit down and finalise it.”
Pardew sounds extremely confident that a deal is already all-but confirmed, and he should signed the formal contract in the coming weeks.
He will only put pen to paper when the Eagles confirm their top flight status, heading into the final stage of the season.
Palace started the season in exceptional form, and many were suggesting that they could challenge for Europe come the end of the campaign.
However, form has dropped off, and they are currently on a run of failing to win in the league since December.
They may be into the latter stages of the FA Cup, winning three games in the last month and a half, but their league form remains questionable.
However, Yannick Bolasie is now fit and playing again, and he should bring back much of the attacking efficiency that the club have lacked in the last few weeks.
Palace have 32 points from 26 games, meaning they are close to reaching the magic 40-point mark, which generally secures survival in the top flight.