Following his sacking from Borussia Dortmund last December, Palace was considering the Swiss over their vacant managing position after the departure of Roy Hodgson due to his retirement.
would not need to pay any compensation for
services after his departure from
, and talks between the sides are believed to have gone "very well".
Although the Eagles preferred to appoint a manager with Premier League experience, the club has relaxed its requirements to help speed up the appointment as a number of players were contemplating their contractual situations.
Holding a reputation for developing youth players,
attracted interests from the Premier League side who are insistent their next boss integrates players from their successful academy.
In addition to
, the Eagles have also considered Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira, Swansea’s Steve Cooper, and Barnsley's Valerian Ismael before entering talks with
Nuno Espírito Santo
According to the outlet,negotiations between Santo and Palace collapsed
over finances surrounding the deal and the degree of the manager's input into transfer dealings.
The 47-year-old former
manager, who has also been targeted by
as well, contributed to the Championship title during his first season at the club, guiding them back to the Premier League after six years, and developing the
into a team that could compete in the highest level of English football beforehis departure from the club with a mutual agreement.
Guiding the Eagles to a 14th-place finish in the top flight in his final season,Roy Hodgson departed his boyhood club after four years in charge
. The 73-year-old managed 16 teams across eight countries in 45 years of his career before deciding on retirement from coaching this year.
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