Sam Allardyce leaves Crystal Palace after five months
Sam Allardyce has left his job as Crystal Palace manager. The 62-year-old, who only took charge at Selhurst Park on December 23, guided the Eagles to safety on May 14 following a 4-0 defeat of Hull, who were relegated as a result.
Sam Allardyce is an English football manager and former professional player who played for more than 10 football clubs.
He has managed more than 10 football clubs also. The latest team he managed was Crystal Palace.
Allardyce signed a deal with the Palace in 2016, and immediately he made big changes with 30 million pounds transfers of Jeffrey Schlupp, Patrick Van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic.
But, now Allardyce announced that he is retiring from the world of football management.
He added, though, that he would not rule out the possibility of international management position, if offered.
Allardyce was born on October 19th 1954 in Dudley, England, and from his early age he was interested into playing football, starting his youth career in Dudley Town F. C. in 1968. His senior career began in Bolton Wanderers (1971), and it ended in Preston North End (1992).
The first team he had managed was Limerick (1991-1992) and he will, apparently, end his career in the Crystal Palace, this year.