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Would Dan Have Been The Man?

Reports that Dan Petrescu was close to becoming the Crystal Palace boss before Tony Pulis was appointed are hardly new are they.

This week though Petrescu has opted to open up and reveal he was 'very close' to becoming Ian Holloway's successor before Pulis was eventually appointed as the main man at Selhurst Park.

Petrescu was quoted in the Croydon Advertiser with the comments he made to the BBC World Service, saying: 'I was very close but I have a contract and I have to respect that.

'Crystal Palace was a good opportunity for me and I hope there will be another opportunity to manage in England, especially in London.'

If you were a cynic you would say that his 'respect' for his contract could read 'package wasn't good enough' to see him leave Dinamo Moscow but I would take him at his word.

Would Dan have been the man at Palace? Maybe so but I don't think anyone can be too unhappy with the job that Pulis is doing.

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Date:Saturday February 22 2014

Time: 8:06AM

 

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