Crystal Palace agree £48k Big Sam wages + £4m bonus & £20m transfer kitty for boss who earned £25k a day with England

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Sam Allardyce will reportedly earn £2.5m a year as Crystal Palace manager.

The new Eagles boss, who replaced Alan Pardew in the Selhurst Park hot-seat on Friday, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

According to the Daily Mail, that deal is worth £2.5m per year (£48,077 per week), plus a £4m bonus if Palace avoid relegation this season.

Palace are currently 17th in the Premier League table, so Big Sam just has to maintain that position, or drift slightly closer to mid-table mediocrity in order to earn his latest whopping bonus.

The Mail claim that he was paid £1.5m for his sixth-month stint at Sunderland last season, plus around £2m for keeping them up.

And his 67-day spell as England boss earned him £650,000 in wages, plus a £1m pay-off when he was sacked, per The Mail’s info. That works out at £24,627 for each day he was in charge of the Three Lions.

As well as throwing money at their new manager personally, Palace are seemingly ready to give him a wad of cash to throw at players.

The Daily Star report that Palace have given Allardyce a £20m transfer kitty to blow in January.

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