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(Premier League) Sam Allardyce Resigns From Crystal Palace Managerial Role

Sam Allardyce Resigns From Crystal Palace Managerial Role



Sam Allardyce steps down from the Managerial role at Crystal Palace after successfully helping the Club escape relegation the just concluded Premier League season and maintaining his record of never relegating from the Premier League.

He took up the job at Crystal Palace after his brief time as English manager signing a two and a half year deal with the club to help bring the Club back from slumber they had found themselves during the Alan Pardew administration. The 62 year old has had Managerial roles at six clubs which Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland and Palace and has never been relegated from the Premier League

His Meeting With The Steve Parish

"Steve Parish has been superb during our conversations today," Allardyce's statement said. "I know it came as a shock to him that I would walk away but our discussions have been incredibly civilised with no recriminations and no fall-out.

"This is not about transfer targets, club finances or anything along those lines. This is me taking the decision I believe is right for my family and myself."

Allardyce gave insights on how hard it is to make the decision and appreciation for Crystal Palace and Steve Parish

"In some ways, this has been a very difficult decision to make but in others it has been a simple one," Allardyce said. "I will always be grateful to Crystal Palace and Steve Parish for giving me the opportunity to go out with my head held high having helped keep the club in the Premier League."


He gave thanks to the club for giving him a chance after his Scandalous experience as England's Manager last year

Allardyce said Palace "gave me a chance of rebuilding my reputation after what happened with England."

"I felt I needed another shot at being a Premier League manager and showing that I still had the ability to achieve something significant. As I said last weekend, Palace gave me the chance of rehabilitation.

"That's why it's hard walking away now. I believe the club are heading in the right direction with a hugely supportive board of directors, a great squad of players and some of the most passionate fans I've ever met. It's been a privilege to have worked for them for the past five months.

"But there comes a time when you have to take stock of what direction you want your life to take -- and that's been the simple part for me."


He is taking the bold step to create time for his family and isn't on the way to take another Managerial role

"I want to be able to savour life while I'm still relatively young and when I'm still relatively healthy, even if I'm beginning to feel all my 62 years," he said. "While I've got the energy, I want to travel and also spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager. I owe that to my wife and family.

"This is the right time for me, I know that in my heart. I have no ambitions to take another job, 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."

Concluded Saying

"I would like to thank everybody for their messages of support since the news broke. I've no doubt I will miss management, but I certainly have no regrets at this decision."
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