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Exclusive: Dean Windass backs Sam Allardyce to become new Palace manager

Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that reappointing Sam Allardyce would be an excellent move for Crystal Palace.

Following Roy Hodgson’s announcement on Tuesday that he’ll be stepping down, the Eagles have already begun their search for a replacement, with Frank Lampard currently the favourite for the job.

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But the former England boss is now a free agent having confirmed that he’ll be leaving West Brom once their season ends at Leeds on Sunday as he was unable to save the Baggies from relegation, ending his own proud record of never having gone down as a manager from the Premier League.

Allardyce, who has won just four of his 25 matches in charge of the Baggies at a win rate of 16%, managed Palace for a brief period during the 2016-2017 campaign and guided them to top-flight safety following the mid-season departure of Alan Pardew.

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The 66-year-old has overseen both Everton and then West Brom since leaving his position at Selhurst Park, and Windass has backed him for a stunning return to South London following Hodgson’s departure.

He told Football FanCast:

“Would Steve Parrish want Big Sam back? Did they leave on their terms, depending on if they left on good terms?

“Would that be a good fit for Palace? I think so, the way they play. He’s been at the football club before, so he knows the players and knows how they want to play and if he’s got a good relationship with the chairman, he could be a good fit.”

Article title: Exclusive: Dean Windass backs Sam Allardyce to become new Palace manager

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