Crystal Palace has sacked manager Alan Pardew after just 1 win in 11 Premier League matches.
Crystal Palace issued a statement on Thursday afternoon, confirming they had asked Pardew to “step down as manager of the club”.
Pardew, who was a Former Newcastle manager, took the Selhurst Park helm in January 2015, but the Eagles’ recent slump has left the club one place and one point off the Premier League relegation zone.
Alan Pardew made more than 100 appearances as a midfielder at Crystal Palace between 1987 and 1991 and viewed his managerial role at Selhurst Park as something of a homecoming.
Sam Allardyce, former England boss is now favourite to replace Pardew, with Palace chairman Steve Parish admitting the Eagles need a replacement “as quickly as possible”.
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 2nd 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 is hoping to put someone in place as quickly as possible but have nothing to say about a replacement at this time.”