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​Allardyce rules out return to struggling Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce has insisted he has no interest in returning to management and believes his successor at Crystal Palace, Frank de Boer, deserves more time.

It has been reported that, after losing his first three league games, De Boer's position is already under threat and that Palace would be interested in luring Allardyce back to Selhurst Park.

Speaking to Talksport on Tuesday, he said: "Being associated with any club at this early stage of the season would not be of any interest to me at the moment.

"I have just had a trip to Hawaii watching from afar and I went to watch Manchester United on Saturday and I wouldn't associate myself with any job at this moment in time.

"Three games into the Premier League season, it is a little hasty when people talk about you coming back into football.

"At this moment in time, I am very comfortable in my life. My time in the Premier League for many, many years has been tremendously exciting and I have enjoyed every minute, but having a break from football is the right thing for me to do.

"I am just watching Premier League football with great interest, watching how it is panning out, and not living under the pressures that every manager in the Premier League is."

Palace have so far struggled in losing to Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea under De Boer, who was sacked by Inter Milan last season after only 85 days.

"If you look at Stoke last season, it was seven or eight games in before Mark got his first three points on the board and they finished in one of the highest places they have ever done in the Premier League," he added.

"It is early days and people need a little bit of patience.

"They have all got to work together to try and get it right."


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