Allardyce Appointed Palace Manager

  • Allardyce Appointed Palace Manager

Allardyce Appointed Palace Manager

Sam Allardyce's appointment as Crystal Palace boss is imminent after the former England manager arrived at the club's training ground to complete talks.

It is being widely reported that the former England manager has taken up a two-and-a-half year deal with the side who are now battling relegation.

It means a fairly swift return to management for Allardyce, out of work since leaving his post as England boss by mutual consent at the end of September after 67 days and just one game following a newspaper investigation.

But the two sides claimed one win apiece in the league with Palace winning 1-0 at Vicarage Road while Watford won 2-1 away in February.

"Certainly for players, he (Allardyce) is an experienced Premier League manager".

Allardyce's first match in charge will be the league game at fellow Londoners Watford on Monday.

Crystal Palace have parted company with manager Alan Pardew, the club have confirmed.

Palace, now just one place and one point above the dreaded drop zone, are 4/1 to be relegated this season, while Swansea manager Bob Bradley is the new market leader in the next manager to leave market at 11/10.

Allardyce takes over a club that is in 17th place in the Premier League table, one point clear of the relegation zone.

'The club itself seems to be very ambitious. Of Pardew, Millen added: "We have exchanged text messages".

Palace's hierarchy has reportedly been in contact with Allardyce for weeks.

"Now we're going to wind the dial back the other way", Parish told BBC Sport. He did a great job keeping Sunderland up (last season).

"I think that he should never have lost the England job and maybe if they can reach some kind of agreement it might be the ideal move for him".

Pardew's departure sent the internet into overdrive with various cruel, yet quite amusing, memes and GIFs quickly thrown around at the now former Palace manager's expense.