Sam Allardyce

Allardyce says that the past season with Palace has been a gruelling one for him both mentally and physically and he is grateful he had the chance to repair the damage caused by his short stint as England manager.

In a surprise statement on Tuesday night, the 62-year-old said: “I felt I needed another shot at being a Premier League manager and in helping to achieve something. Palace gave me the chance of rehabilitation.”

In his time as a top-flight manager, Allardyce has coached clubs such as Bolton, Sunderland, Newcastle and West Ham, however he has ruled out taking a new job anytime soon.

“I have no ambitions to take another job, I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League.