Neil Warnock has told reporters that both he and the club’s owners feel there is a need for a Director of Football to be put in place sooner rather than later, after the departure of Iain Moody at the start of the current campaign.
Despite the fact that we worked our way through the conclusion of the summer transfer window pretty successfully, it’s clearly a role which numerous people inside the club feel needs filling once again, particularly as we cast our eye towards January.
“It’s an important role and one that Palace need. We’ve talked about a number and I’ve given my own suggestion as well and I think we’ve got to look at every aspect of that.
“Not just ‘am I gonna deal with him’, I’m on about the whole structure of the club.”
With Warnock recently admitting that his advancing years hinder the potential for him to remain the Palace boss in the long-term, the logic behind having a Director of Football who acts as a consistent guide over the style and direction of the club does seem to make sense.
Admittedly, Moody’s incumbency didn’t end in the best of circumstances, but it feels as though the board are keen to give another man the chance to impress in the same role.
Who that person will be remains a total mystery.