Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has been appointed as Crystal Palace’s new manager on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Report by BBCSport
Holloway (49) will take charge of Palace with the London club currently fourth in the Championship, six points above 12th-placed Blackpool.
He told Palace’s club website: “This is a fantastic opportunity. I got great energy when I met the club’s owners and just can’t wait to get going.”
Keith Millen also joins Holloway at Selhurst Park as assistant manager.
“It is sad to leave Blackpool as my time there was the best trip I have been on and leave very proud of what was achieved and I would like to wish them all the best,” added Holloway, who has also managed Bristol Rovers, Queens Park Rangers, Plymouth and Leicester.
“I just see this as too good an opportunity to turn down.I am bringing in Keith as my assistant who is a Croydon boy and he is as excited as I am about the opportunity.”