It’s safe to say, Sam Allardyce’s short Crystal Palace tenure hasn’t gone as expected.
The one-time England boss is one of the undisputed masters of steering clubs clear of relegation, most notably doing so with Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham and Sunderland, but now finds his decent-quality Palace side second bottom after losing 4-0 to the Black Cats on Saturday.
Of course, there are many factors at play at Selhurst Park, but winning just two games from ten – one being against former club Bolton, now of League One, in the FA Cup – certainly doesn’t reflect well on Big Sam.
And FootballFanCast just couldn’t ignore Allardyce’s antics in 2016, when the dream of being England manager was abruptly taken away from him by some dodgy conversations in part of The Telegraph’s investigation into corruption in football.
Coupling that with Palace’s poor results, we asked Eagles fans earlier this week whether Allardyce had lost his Midas touch. Well, the results are now in and a slight majority, 55%, worryingly think he has.
Is this the end of Allardyce? And what does that mean for Palace’s survival hopes? We’ll have to wait and see.