Sam Allardyce reckons Crystal Palace need to appoint whoever they think is the right man for the job as manager as soon as possible.
And he believes caretaker Keith Millen has them in good standing.
He said it may not be beyond the chairman to appoint him adding: “It’s a difficult situation to be in at the start of a season if you lose your manager.
Speaking to www.whufc.com he declared the players as professionals can do the job but they want guidance from the manager.
However he said: “There’s a short period of time they can do and use what they got during pre-season to go and get results.
He said: “You just have to look at the way they played against Arsenal – they were thoroughly professional and in many ways were very unfortunate to lose the game away from home at the Emirates.
“They are always very difficult to break down – we found that last year when they beat us 1-0 twice, both goals from set pieces.
“We expect them to be difficult to break down again on Saturday and very dangerous on the break.”