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Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager and may go for retirement from football management.

The 62-year-old took over as Eagles boss back in December and successfully avoided relegation in the Premier League during his six-month reign.

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He says:

I have no ambitions to take another job, I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League.

“Steve Parish has been superb during our conversations. I know it came as a shock to him that I would walk away but our discussions have been incredibly civilized with no recriminations and no fall-out.

“I would like to thank everybody for their messages of support since the news broke. I’ve no doubt I will miss management but I certainly have no regrets at this decision.

Among clubs coached by Sam Allardyce are Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Preston North End, and West Bromwich Albion amongst others.

Written by Chineze Ogugua

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