Sam Allardyce has stunned Crystal Palace by telling them he is leaving the club.
The ex-Sunderland boss held showdown talks with the Palace hierachy on Tuesday over his future at Selhurst Park according to reports.
The 62-year-old wanted assurances from chairman Steve Parish over summer transfer plans before committing his future to the club.
But Allardyce believes promises have been broken and has opted to walk out just days after he kept Palace in the Premier League.
Reports also claim that Allardyce has already cleared his desk at the club’s training ground and has no plans to U-turn on his decision to quit.
The former Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland and England (never forget) boss helped steer the club to safety after succeeding Alan Pardew in December.
Prior to his arrival the Eagles were languishing in the Premier League relegation zone and flirting with the prospect of relegation.
But, despite a slow start to life in south London, Allardyce helped secure their top-flight status for another season after impressive wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in April.
Where does this leave Big Sam and the club now?