Sam Allardyce to talk to Crystal Palace after Alan Pardew sacking
Sam Allardyce is being lined up as Crystal Palace's new manager following the dismissal of Alan Pardew, Sky Sports News HQ understands.
The former West Ham and England boss' representatives will meet for talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish in the next 24 hours.
We understand there is no agreement in place yet between Parish and Allardyce, and while 'Big Sam' is favourite to replace Pardew, a deal is still some way off.
Allardyce wants to find out how much he will have to spend in the forthcoming transfer window.He is also keen to learn more about the management structures at Selhurst Park and how he will work with Parish and the American majority shareholders Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
The former England manager has made it clear he is keen to return to football management in the near future.