English Premiership

Allardyce in contention for Palace job

2016-12-23 09:45
Sam Allardyce (Getty)

London - Former England manager Sam Allardyce is due to hold talks over the vacancy at Crystal Palace in the next 24 hours, according to reports.

Palace became only the second Premier League club this season to change their manager after Alan Pardew was sacked on Thursday, with the Eagles just a point above the relegation zone.

Allardyce has been out of work since September after being axed by England just one game into his tenure, following newspaper revelations.

But Allardyce has never been relegated from the Premier League during his managerial career after preserving that record at Sunderland last season.

Widespread speculation in the UK has suggested that Allardyce will meet with Palace chairman Steve Parish on Friday, although the ex-West Ham boss is not the only name in the frame to succeed Pardew.

Allardyce admitted last week that he was ready to return to management after being left stung by his departure from the England position.

"I think I will return probably in the New Year if not before, depending on who approaches me," he told beIN Sports.

"I don't think I can leave it where it ended. That is behind me now. That is a very difficult, dark period of my time but, moving on, adversity makes you stronger.

"I'm looking forward to the right place for me, whether that is in England or abroad.

"The Premier League has been a great challenge for me over many, many years and one I think I've managed to meet."

Crystal Palace will be looking to move out of the relegation zone when they travel to Vicarage Road Stadium to take on Watford on Boxing Day.

Kick off is at 14:30.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Monday, 21 August 2017
Manchester City v Everton, Etihad Stadium 21:00
Saturday, 26 August 2017
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City, Vitality Stadium 13:30
Crystal Palace v Swansea City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v West Ham United, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Southampton, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Leicester City, Old Trafford 18:30
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Chelsea v Everton, Stamford Bridge 14:30
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City, The Hawthorns 14:30
Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.