Big Sam Allardyce gives first interview as Crystal Palace manager (Video)

Pardew sacked

Having taken them to 17th place in the table, Alan Pardew was given the sack by Crystal Palace yesterday.

Pardew always talks himself up, but even he couldn’t disguise the fact that Palace had become a sinking ship, and that the south London club needed change.

In fact, it looks like the Palace board had been planning Pardew’s sacking for some time, because just over 24 hours later, they’ve appointed a replacement.

Big Sam appointed

Having been sacked from the England job after being caught out in a sting operation, Big Sam Allardyce was on the market, and with his history of success at smaller clubs, he seemed the ideal fit for the job.

Just last season he guided Sunderland to safety, and Palace fans will now be hoping Big Sam can work similar wonders for them.