Crystal Palace Manager Sam Allardyce Resigns after 5 Month

Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager after just 5 months in the job.

Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December with the club one point above the relegation zone, in the hopes of rejuvenating the club and avoid.

And he succeeded, and led the club to eight wins in 21 games to secure and avoid getting relegated with a 14th-place finish.

He has a two-and-a-half year deal with the eagles, and despite his success he decided to step down from the job.

“I have no ambitions to take another job,” 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.”

Crystal Palace are now looking for their eighth manager in seven years.

Allardyce’s final game in charge of Palace came on Sunday in a 2-0 loss against Manchester United, having guaranteed safety the previous week by thrashing Hull 4-0.

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