Manager: Ian Holloway
The experienced boss arrived at Selhurst Park in November 2012, after the departure of Dougie Freedman, and saw his side emphatically beat Ipswich Town 5-0 in his first game in charge.
Despite a blip in form that saw Palace drop out of contention for automatic promotion, Holloway guided the Eagles into the play-offs, where they beat Watford 1-0 in the Wembley final to secure a return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence.
“Ollie” had spent the previous three seasons at Blackpool where he guided the Seasiders to the Premier League on a modest transfer budget in his first year at the helm. His side clinched their place in the top flight thanks to a 3-2 Play-off Final win against Cardiff City at Wembley, and went on to surprise many pundits with some superb displays in the top flight.
Ultimately the Tangerines missed out on a second season of Premier League football when they were relegated by a single point on the final day of the season. But they again defied the odds to reach the Play-Off Final in their first season back in the Championship, but lost out 2-1 on that occasion, to West Ham United.
The Bristolian began his playing career with his hometown club Bristol Rovers, where he had three spells spanning 12 seasons, after making his debut for the Pirates back in 1981. A tough-tackling midfielder, Holloway also had spells at Wimbledon, Brentford and Torquay, before spending five seasons plying his trade in the top flight for Queens Park Rangers between 1991 and 1996.
Upon leaving Loftus Road, he began his managerial career back at Bristol Rovers when he took on a player-manager role. He spent five-and-a-half years at the Memorial Stadium before QPR came calling, and he helped them win promotion back to the Championship in 2004.
He later had spells in charge of Plymouth Argyle and Leicester City before taking over at Blackpool in May 2009.
Assistant Manager: Keith Millen
Croydon-born Millen returned to south London alongside Holloway, having assisted him at Blackpool from the beginning of the 2012/13 season.
The former defender had spent time at Palace as a youngster but made his professional debut for Brentford in 1983. Millen amassed over 300 league appearances for the Bees during an 11-year spell at the club, during which he helped them to the Third Division title in 1991/92. He then won back-to-back promotions with Watford in the late 90s as they reached the Premier League, before spending four seasons at Bristol City.
After ending his playing career at Ashton Gate in 2003, Millen remained at the club in a coaching facility, but had two spells as the club's caretaker manager in September 2005 and during the final months of the 2009/10 season. After Steve Coppell's brief stay at the club, Millen was handed the reins on a permanent basis in September 2010.
He remained in charge until October 2011 and following his departure undertook some scouting for Blackpool before becoming assistant manager the following summer.
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Scott Guyett
Goalkeeping Coach: George Wood
Club Doctor: Bill Jasper
Head Physiotherapist: Alex Manos
Assistant Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Soft Tissue Therapist: Chris Harvey
Kit Manager: Brian Rogers