Allardyce quits as Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has this evening resigned as manager of Crystal Palace.

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 10:32 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:15 am
Sam Allardyce.

The 62-year-old took over at Selhurst Park in December and kept Palace in the Premier League, while recording impressive wins against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

With Brighton promoted into the top flight of English football last season, the big rivals will meet again in the upcoming season for the first time since 2011.

Who Palace's manager will be for the clashes remains to be seen, after Allardyce said in a statement: "I want to be able to savour life while I am still relatively young, and when I am still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager.

"This is the right time for me. I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League."