Alan Pardew has always managed to get his name in the papers. Shushing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has his side won 2-1 at Anfield and 'that dance' after Puncheon gave crystal palace the lead in the FA Cup final, a match they ultimately lost. After 4 years as manager of Newcastle, Pardew left to manager Crystal Palace a team he played for during his playing career and had a fairly decent tenure at the club. Of course it capitulated towards the end with 8 defeats in his last 10 Premier League games, leaving Palace 17th in the table and facing a relegation battle.

But now he has been dismissed, the Eagles need to find themselves a manager ASAP to steer them away from the relegation zone.

Poor 2016

The calendar year looked promising for Crystal Palace towards the end of the 2015/16 season, they reached the FA Cup final but despite losing due to a Jesse Lingard goal, it was still quite the feat to reach the final in the first place. However they were branded the worst team in 2016 after taking just 0.78 points from their games, winning 6/36 matches and accumulating a dire 26 points throughout the calendar year. No other team across England's four divisions of professional Football has a team performed so poorly, not exactly a welcome record for Pardew. Following his dismissal, Pardew released a statement on the club's official website.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody at Crystal Palace for their fantastic support. In particular a big thanks to the players who gave me absolutely everything and Steve Parish and his board, personally I have a lot of good feelings about this football club and am sad that my time here has ended."

"I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn't been affected, I wish everybody associated with the club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans that have been magnificent."

Sam Allardyce

Disgraced ex-England and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce in line to make a swift return to football management and takeover from Pardew before the end of the weekend.

With Sky Sports reporting that club chairman Steve Parish will meet with Allardyce's representatives in the next 24 hours hoping to appoint him as the new manager of Crystal Palace. He would be an inspired choice given the fact that he has never relegated a side that he has managed and considering Sunderland is amongst that list is impressive.

Allardyce could be the man to guide Crystal Palace away from the relegation zone and ensure top flight football for next season, but if previous years have taught us anything is that unless you want consistent mediocrity; Sam Allardyce is not a permanent solution.