Alan Pardew is the latest manager to get the sack in the Premier League, after overseeing a dreadful 2016 for Crystal Palace.
Palace find themselves just one point clear of the relegation zone after losses to Manchester United and Chelsea in the last week.
The highlight of Pardew’s time in charge at Selhurst Park was undoubtedly the run to last season’s FA Cup final, where they eventually lost to United.
An official statement confirmed the news this Thursday afternoon on the club website.
Crystal Palace F.C. have today asked Alan Pardew to step down as Manager of the Club.
Club Chairman Steve Parish said, “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.
With games now coming thick and fast over the holiday period the Club are hoping to put someone in place as quickly as possible but have nothing to say about a replacement at this time.
There is no indications as of yet who might take over from Pardew, but there are suggestions on social media that Sam Allardyce may be set for a return to football.
Update: It appears that Allardyce is in talks with a view to replacing Pardew.
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