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Sam Allardyce gets another chance as Crystal Palace appoint him manager

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It was unclear whether the 62-year-old wanted to get back into management but it has not taken him long to land another top-flight job, with Palace opting to oust Pardew following a poor run of results throughout the year.

Liverpool will be optimistic Zaha can bring his Palace form to the club and not the quality that saw him leave Manchester United so prematurely after failing to make an impression under then manager David Moyes. The newly appointed Crystal Palace manager was given his marching orders after he was seen discussing how to find ways around the rules behind player transfers in a Daily Telegraph video, which was investigating corruption in football. "I'm talking about me and my wife and my family. Moving on for me is taking this job".

Allardyce's first match in charge will be the league game at fellow Londoners Watford on Monday.

However, Allardyce insists that the job he took over at Sunderland last season was much harder and his experience from pulling the Black Cats out of trouble will come handy this time around.

And Allardyce insists Palace are in better shape than the Black Cats were previous year.

Allardyce said: "It's the best league in the world, I don't think anybody doubts that".

"We've got to do it, it is part of the quick process to turnaround hard situations at the moment", he added.

However, defensive problems plagued Pardew's side — especially at set pieces — and Parish said Thursday "now we're going to wind the dial back the other way".

"But at the other side of it is when we're not in possession we've just got to stop conceding goals and make sure that those goals we score win us games".

"It sounds simple but it's not that easy".

Allardyce is hoping to bolster the squad by signing some players in the January transfer window.

Of Pardew, Millen added: "We have exchanged text messages".

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