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Big Sam's back! Palace move swiftly to replace Pardew with Allardyce

The former England boss has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Londoners.

Allardyce with the Palace jersey.
Allardyce with the Palace jersey.
Image: Twitter/CPFC

SAM ALLARDYCE IS the new manager of Premier League club Crystal Palace.

The former England boss arrived at the Eagles’ training ground earlier today to finalise talks and it has been confirmed that he has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to take charge.

The 62-year-old was installed early on as the firm favourite to succeed Alan Pardew, who was sacked on Thursday following a calendar year of largely poor results.

Allardyce concluded talks with chairman Steve Parish promptly to secure his first job since he was sacked as England boss in September.

“We are delighted to be able to make an appointment so quickly and fortunate that someone of Sam’s calibre and experience was available,” said Parish, in a short statement released tonight.

He was caught by a newspaper sting apparently stating that he could offer advice on how to circumvent transfer regulations in the Premier League.

The former Bolton Wanderers boss successfully kept Sunderland in the top flight last season before accepting the chance to succeed Roy Hodgson with the national team.

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