GERHARD STRUBER will NOT join Crystal Palace if current boss Patrick Vieira is sacked.
Vieira – appointed in the summer to replace Roy Hodgson – is already feeling the heat having picked up just two points from his opening three Premier League games.
German coach Struber – currently in charge at MLS giants NY Red Bulls – has been tipped as the favourite to come in should the Frenchman be axed.
But SunSport understands that Struber will not swap the States for south London.
The 44-year-old arrived at Red Bulls in October 2020 and his time there has been heavily disrupted by Covid-19 restrictions and complications.
But he is very happy with the club and is looking to kick-on after a tricky start to the 2021 MLS campaign.
Struber has said previously it has always been a dream of his to one day manage in the English top flight – yet he feels now is not the time to make that switch.
He made his name in England with Barnsley and worked wonders to keep them in the Championship at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
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But he left the Tykes soon after owing to a lack of ambition from the club owners.
The likes of John Terry, Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker have all been linked to Selhurst Park should a vacancy emerge in the coming weeks.
And ex-Chelsea boss Lampard is in pole position for the job.
That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed the England midfield hero at 2/1 to succeed Vieira at Selhurst Park.
While Burnley boss Sean Dyche is behind Lampard in the running at 4/1.
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