Premier League

Allardyce quits Palace, plans to end management career

LONDON (AP) Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce announced Tuesday that he is leaving the club after just five months and does not plan to continue his 26-year career in coaching.

A season that started with Allardyce managing the England national team, before leaving after just one match in charge, ended with him guiding Palace safely away from Premier League relegation.

The 62-year-old Allardyce, who established his credentials during an eight-year spell with Bolton Wanderers, said in a statement that he was leaving Palace for entirely personal reasons.

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