Kevin Phillips urges prompt Crystal Palace decision on Ian Holloway replacement

Kevin Phillips of Crystal Palace during a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and Lazio at Selhurst Park on August 10, 2013
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Crystal Palace veteran Kevin Phillips believes that it is vital that the club's hierarchy announce a successor to Ian Holloway as soon as possible.

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips has urged the club's hierarchy to determine Ian Holloway's successor before it is too late to retain their Premier League status.

The London-based outfit sit rooted to the foot of the table having amassed just one victory in 10 attempts so far this season, culminating in Holloway parting company with the Eagles last month.

Keith Millen has stepped into the role on a caretaker basis since, but Phillips believes that it is vital that the club identify a long-term solution quickly in a bid to kick-start their fight for survival.

"It will give everyone a lift when the new manager arrives - the quicker the better," he told the Daily Express

"If the new manager has Premier League experience, then great, but it is quite an art getting out of the Championship. You need to know that league too.

"I know it sounds that I'm already talking as though Palace have already been relegated, but the club does have to look at the bigger picture."

Palace host Everton at Selhurt Park later today.

Caretaker manager Keith Millen of Crystal Palace looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 9, 2013
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