TRANSFER TALK Kevin Phillips could be back at Stadium of Light next season

Kevin Phillips celebrates winning the Football League Championship play off final with the trophy at Wembley

Kevin Phillips celebrates winning the Football League Championship play off final with the trophy at Wembley

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SUPER Kevin Phillips is set to snub the chance of becoming player-coach at Wolves for one last crack at Premier League football.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett is ready to offer the ex-Sunderland striker the position at Molineux according to the Sunday People , knowing Phillips wants to move into management eventually and is still very much West Midlands-based.

But Phillips, who split his week between Birmingham and London last season so he could help fire Crystal Palace into the Premier League, is ready to continue the commute and put his management ambitions on hold.

Sunderland’s biggest goalscorer since the end of the Second World War, Phillips will turn 40 next month, and dreams of one final turn on the Premier League stage before hanging up his boots for good.

He said: “We’re in conversation with Crystal Palace about a new deal now.

“The chairman and the manager have been away on holiday and it’s only really in the last couple of days that we have made contact.

“Hopefully we can get it sorted in the next week so that I can report back with the rest of the lads.

“It’s an exciting season ahead and to be part of that would be fantastic.”

Should, as expected, a new deal be arranged with Palace, it raises the prospect of the Sunderland legend being able to make an emotional swansong appearance at the Stadium of Light when the two clubs meet on March 15 next year.