FORMER Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is demanding a £1.5 million salary from Crystal Palace.

Pulis is the favourite to take over from Ian Holloway, who was sacked last week, but the Express claims the ex-Potters boss wants a salary that would match his Britannia earnings- plus a bonus if he keeps bottom-of-the-table Palace up.

That wage is well in excess of what Holloway earned in the job, but further talks between Pulis and Palace will take place in the next 48 hours the Express says.

Palace chairman Steve Parish is also said to be contemplating the option of bringing in an experienced director of football, with former managers Steve Coppell and Neil Warnock, as well as ex-West Ham and Charlton boss Alan Curbishley all in the frame for that role