Former Sunderland Manager in talks

Dec 24, 2016, 00:31
Former Sunderland Manager in talks

Crystal Palace have appointed former England boss Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, a day after sacking Alan Pardew.

Palace, who are fourth from bottom, sacked Alan Pardew on Thursday after a dismal run of results.

"I would like to put on record our honest gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as manager and previously as a player, " said Palace chairman Steve Parish.

The 62-year-old will take training on Saturday, before Palace's Boxing Day game at Watford.

Most observers agree that Palace's American investors wanted change with the spectre of relegation hanging over the club.

Palace's wretched league form in 2016 despite the club hitting new spending heights had left Pardew seemingly with only chairman Palace in his corner at the club.

But he could stand to cash in even more with a lucrative bonus for keeping Palace in the top flight.

The Black Cats were in bad form when Allardyce replaced Dick Advocaat, but he shored the team up, made some key January signings and secured Premier League safety at the expense of local rivals Newcastle United.

'I like the look of the squad and that's probably the reason that I'm here. "I feel I had a special bond with the club".

This isn't Allardyce's first relegation fight - in fact, just last season he managed to salvage the season for Sunderland after getting hired by them in October.

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. I don't know if Sam has got a point to prove with his career in league football because he has been very successful.

While he normally brings in his own backroom staff, there are reports that in the short-term at least he will call on the support of Pardew's assistants Millen and Kevin Keen. He is upset, disappointed but proud of what he has done here.

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