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Struggling Palace sacks Manager Alan Pardew

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Struggling Palace sacks Manager Alan Pardew

English Premier league club Crystal Palace has on Thursday fired its manager Alan Pardew, with the club having had a poor run this season and currently hovering above the Premier League relegation zone.

“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,” Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said in a statement.

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“Following a fantastic second 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,” the statement added.

Palace sits in 17th place in the current campaign, a point clear of the bottom three, and has lost eight of its last 10 league matches.

It is however being rumoured in some quaters that former England coach Sam Allardyce will be the manager to take over from Pardew at the Selhurst Park.

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