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Sam Allardyce ‘shocks Crystal Palace after telling bosses he is quitting’ after just six months in charge

Ex-Sunderland boss held showdown talks with the Palace hierarchy over his future

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.

Sam Allardyce is on the verge of securing Prem survival

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Sam Allardyce has told Crystal Palace he is leaving the club

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.

Big Sam now has more time to focus on pints of wine

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Big Sam now has more time to focus on pints of wine

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?