Manager: Alan Pardew
23 years after leaving SE25 as a player, Alan Pardew returned as the Eagles manager in January 2015 from Newcastle united, replacing the outgoing Neil Warnock, and guided the side from the relegation zone to their highest league finish since 1992 in his first five months in charge.
As a defender Pardew represented the Eagles nearly 150 times in his career during the club's glory years in the late eighties and early nineties, having been plucked from Yeovil Town in 1987. He famously scored the winning goal in a 4-3 thriller against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final in 1990 to book the club's place in their only FA Cup final to date.
He also represented the likes of Reading, Charlton Athletic and Barnet during his playing career before turning his hand to management just one year after his retirement in 1998. He stayed at the club he ended his career with, Reading, where he started off as caretaker manager. In his second season there he managed to gain a Division One play-off spot which was eventually let slip against Wolves.
He then spent three years at West Ham United, earning them promotion back to the Premier League in 2005. The following year saw them finish in ninth place and were runners-up in the FA Cup, giving Pardew the reputation of one of the best up and coming managers in the game.
His career then took him to Charlton Athletic and Southampton before Newcastle appointed him in 2010. He joined just before Christmas as a result of Chris Hughton’s sacking and he capped off his successful start at the club with the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year award after guiding his side to a fifth place finish in the 2011/12 campaign. He spent two further years on Tyneside before returning to south London.
Assistant Manager: Keith Millen
Croydon-born Millen returned to south London alongside Ian 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 under Holloway the following summer.
Following Holloway's departure from Palace in October 2013, Millen spent a successful period in charge as caretaker manager and had two further spells in temporary charge in 2014/15 during the departures of Tony Pulis and Neil Warnock.
First Team Coach: Ben Garner
Goalkeeping Coach: George Wood
Club Doctor: Bill Jasper
Physiotherapist: Alex Manos
Assistant Physiotherapist/Under-21 Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Assistant First Team Physiotherapist: Matthew Roberts
Head of Sports Science & Strength and Conditioning: Scott Guyett
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Andy Page
Rehabilitation Coach: Joe Best
Masseurs: Ian Evans & Chris Swallows
Video Analyst: Liam Sweeting
Kit Manager: Danny Young