Four Allardyce alternatives for Palace

Alan Pardew was sacked as manager of Crystal Palace on Thursday following a dismal run of form.

The Eagles have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games and are one just point above the relegation zone as we enter the busy festive period.

But it isn’t just the recent sequence of results that has cost Pardew his job – the south London outfit have taken just 26 points from the 36 top flight games they have faced in 2016.

That came after the former Newcastle boss made a brilliant start with Palace, leading them from the relegation places to a 10th-placed finish in the 2014/15 season – their best placing in the Premier League era.

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has emerged as the favourite succeed Pardew in the Palace dugout and its hard to dispute the logic; the 62-year-old is an expert in staving off relegation from the top flight.

But not every Palace fan is sold on the idea, to say the least, and neither are we at Football FanCast. Whilst Allardyce is very good at what he does, he certainly isn’t going to revolutionise the south London club.

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at four alternatives to Big Sam.