Joe Ledley is hoping that Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew hangs around long enough to take the club to the next level.
The Eagles have seen their form slump in the Premier League over the last few months, but they have still made great strides since Pardew took charge and look a completely different club.
The quality of player has improved and Palace are also in with a real shout of winning the FA Cup this season after booking their place in the semi-finals, where they could face Watford, Everton or the winner of a replay between West Ham and Manchester United.
Pardew still has two-and-a-half years to run on his current deal, but Ledley hopes he will be around for much longer.
Â“You can see the club starting to move to the next level with the players weÂ’ve brought in: Yohan Cabaye, [Emmanuel] Adebayor, weÂ’ve still got Yannick and Wilfried Zaha,Â” Ledley said.
Â“It is going in the right direction but we need to get better with our league form. WeÂ’re in a good position in the cup and I think thatÂ’s something the club needs.Â”