Sam Allardyce has arrived at the Crystal Palace training ground to complete talks over becoming the club’s new manager, according to the Guardian.
Alan Pardew was sacked as Palace yesterday after a string of disappointing results. The BBC revealed just how poor Palace’s form has been in 2016. Out of all of England’s 92 teams, they have the worst points-per-game ratio in this calendar year. They also conceded 67 goals in 2016, only two sides in Premier League history have conceded more in a single year.
Allardyce is seen as the man who can turn their fortunes around as we head into 2017. The Guardian cite Sky Sports in reporting that he is already at the Palace training ground as he prepares to take the hot-seat at Selhurst Park.
He has been without a job since resigning as England manager in September after just one game in charge. This is, without doubt, a significant appointment for both parties.