December 23, 2016 / 7:49 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Palace confirm Allardyce's appointment as manager

LONDON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of former England boss Sam Allardyce as manager in succession to Alan Pardew who was sacked earlier this week.

“We are delighted to be able to make an appointment so quickly and fortunate that someone of Sam’s calibre and experience was available,” the Premier League club chairman Steve Parish said in a statement on Friday. (Editing by Tony Jimenez; Editing by Andrew Both)

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