Football By Joe Crilly

Big Sam Favourite To Replace Pardew At Palace  

Following Alan Pardew’s axing as Crystal Palace manager, William Hill make Sam Allardyce the Even money favourite to take over followed by Chris Coleman at 7/2.


“Talking to Keys and Gray in Dubai a few days ago, Big Sam said he may well have a new job before Christmas,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “While at the time it looked presumptuous, it seems that he could well be right.”


Next permanent Crystal Palace manager: 1/1 Sam Allardyce; 7/2 Chris Coleman; 5/1 Gary Rowett; 8/1 Ryan Giggs; 12/1 Chris Hughton; 14/1 Roy Hodgson; 16/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Gary Neville; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 Eddie Howe; 20/ Eddie Howe; 25/1 BAR