Palace make no approach for Fletcher
CRYSTAL Palace have not made any approach to Argyle asking for permission to speak to Carl Fletcher about their managerial vacancy, Herald Sport understands.
According to a story on the Sky Sports website yesterday, the 32-year-old is 'thought to figure highly on Palace's wanted list after impressing in difficult circumstances at Plymouth'.
The article is not attributed to a journalist and concludes by stating Fletcher has been working 'on a shoestring budget' at Argyle and has forged 'a reputation as one of the best young managers around'.
Fletcher has compiled a record of 14 wins, 20 draws and 18 defeats in 52 league games since replacing Peter Reid, initially in a caretaker capacity, in September 2011.
Comprising Lounge,Kitchen With Appliances,3rd Bedroom,2nd Bedroom,Master Bedroom,Bathroom With Shower,Shower Room&Allocated Parking. Council Tax Band B. Av. Now For 6 Mths & Ongoing.No Pets/Smokers/HB
Terms: ***NB: Please be advised that charges are applicable per application and subject to contract. No additional charges are required for the Tenancy Agreement or Inventory unless stated otherwise.***
Contact: 01752 421825
Valid until: Thursday, August 01 2013
The Pilgrims were bottom of League Two with one point from nine games at the time and in administration, but under his leadership they successfully escaped relegation.
Fletcher signed as a player for Argyle from Palace in February 2009, at first on loan before completing a permanent transfer that summer.
Fletcher had made 74 appearances for the south-east London club after arriving from West Ham United for £400,000 in 2006.
Palace, fourth in the Championship, are seeking a new manager after Dougie Freedman took over at Bolton Wanderers.
The Eagles' joint chairman Steve Parish has admitted they are seeking a young, innovative boss, with MK Dons' Karl Robinson and Portsmouth's Michael Appleton the bookies' favourites to be appointed.
Fletcher, who has been unavailable for comment about the speculation linking him with Palace, signed a one-year rolling contract with the Pilgrims in the summer.
According to Skybet, he is the 16/1 joint-sixth favourite to succeed Freedman at Selhurst Park.