Sam Allardyce has walked out on Crystal Palace according to an exclusive on Tuesday teatime.

The former Newcastle and Sunderland boss is claimed to have quit after he failed to get assurances from Palace Chairman Steve Parish.

As well as Sky Sports, The Mirror and many others running the story, The Mail exclusive says that Sam Allardyce met Parish on Tuesday morning for talks.

Obviously things not going too well, as Allardyce is reported to have stunned Crystal Palace by telling them he wants to quit as their manager after only five months in the post.

Palace’s wage bill has rocketed ever since Pardew arrived at Selhurst Park and between he and Allardyce, over ยฃ85m has been spent on players in these past two windows.

The obvious conclusion for most people would appear to be that Palace have decided to rein in their spending a bit next season.

The Mail say thatย they understand Steve Parish with be looking to instigate more talks with Allardyce and his representatives but that these will be futile, as Fat Sam has apparently made his mind up.

It is even reported that Allardyce has already cleared his desk out at the club’s training ground in Beckenham.

If he has walked away permanently then this is going to give Barcelona something extra to think about.

With John Carver, David Moyes, Steve McClaren and Alan Pardew all out of a job currently, adding Sam Allardyce to that list gives Barca a major headache when it comes to which of the five will succeed Luis Enrique…

  • TheNutJob

    now it`s 4 Newcastle legends on the nat king cole,
    old Hippo Heed, Geordie John, Mr Pondlife Pards & the nugget McClaren
    ha ha ha

    • nevfur

      Joke in ear?

  • Scottpaige

    Couldn’t give a stuff. Ego bigger than his head

  • Doug Dacre

    Soon as he heard the mackems were in need he answered the call…

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Lined up for Barca , Headhunted (hippo headhunted obviously)

  • Porciestreet

    He’ll be back with the 5h!te by lunchtime 2morrow…….!

  • Porciestreet

    With all those massive names available, both Barca and 5under1and could be run by committee soon.

  • Tony Gore

    Crystal palace should be congratulated and honoured ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚..