Crystal Palace have sacked manager Alan Pardew, which in a results driven industry isn’t a surprise given their truly awful league form during 2016.
A club statement on Thursday afternoon read, “Crystal Palace F.C. have today asked Alan Pardew to step down as manager of the club”.
Palace have taken just 26 points from the 36 Premier League matches they have played in 2016 and are only one point above the relegation zone.
Former England boss Sam Allardyce is the bookmakers’ favourite to take over. A quick appointment is on the cards as a Palace confirmed that they are are hoping to put someone in place as quickly as possible but have nothing to say about a replacement at this time.
Chairman Steve Parish told CPFC.co.uk, “I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as manager and previously as a player.”
“Following a fantastic second half of 2014/15, the 2015/16 season culminated in only narrowly missing out on winning the FA Cup as well as securing our Premier League place for a record breaking fourth time.”
“During his tenure Alan’s hard work and dedication were without question, he has improved so many areas of the club and we wish him the very best for the future.”
You have to love his dance during the FA Cup Final on the touchline last season.
Anfield Talk wish Alan Pardew all the best in the future.
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