Sam Allardyce tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave the club
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 23/05/17 9:00pm
Sam Allardyce's representatives are preparing a statement to confirm he has quit as Crystal Palace manager, according to Sky sources.
Allardyce told Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish of his desire to leave the club, less than two weeks after keeping them in the Premier League, during a meeting in central London on Tuesday.
Sky Sports News HQ understands discussions between the two were "civilised" and there was no confrontation between the manager and owner.
It also understood that there were no disagreements over transfer budgets or particular transfer targets in the forthcoming window.
Allardyce is apparently happy that he has done a good job at Selhurst Park and wants to end his time there on a high note.
The club is yet to confirm the news and are understood to be keen to try to persuade Allardyce to stay. However, that seems increasingly unlikely with the 62-year old adamant he wants to leave.
The former England manager was appointed as Alan Pardew's successor in December, with the club languishing in 17th place and just a point above the relegation zone.
It was a swift return to management for Allardyce, who had been out of work since leaving his post as England boss by mutual consent at the end of September after 67 days and just one game following a newspaper investigation.
Allardyce inspired Palace to six wins from eight matches, including victories over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, to help them preserve their top-flight status with a 14th-place finish.
In doing so, Allardyce maintained his record of having never been relegated from the Premier League.