Allardyce could replace Pardew at Palace

Following Crystal Palace's astonishing defeat at Swansea, Alan Pardew is on the verge of being sacked with Sam Allardyce favourite to takeover.

Allardyce could replace Pardew at Palace

Crystal Palace's loss to Swansea in Saturday's 5-4 thriller looks as though it could spell the end for Alan Pardew as the Eagles boss.

Saturday's game between the two struggling sides appeared a must win for either manager with both their jobs rumoured to be at stake.

Following the result, Pardew has shortened to 4/5 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League while former favourite Bob Bradley has drifted out to 4/1.

With the odds suggesting it is only a matter of time before Pardew is sacked, there is already a market available with Paddy Power for who his replacement at Selhurst Park could be.

Viewed as a manager successful at keeping clubs in the Premier League, former England manager Sam Allardyce heads that market at 17/10 while Jurgen Klinsmann is second favourite at 10/3.

Former Eagles boss Dougie Freedman, who played a big part in their promotion winning season to the Premier League, is 14/1 to return to the club he quit to join Bolton. Also at 14/1, is Harry Redknapp to make a return to top flight management.

Palace's recent defeat is now their sixth straight loss and despite Pardew claiming he has the support of the Palace board, it is looking unlikely he will remain in charge at SE25 for much longer.

Premier League survival is crucial for the Eagles and while club chairman Steve Parish has a good relationship with Pardew, the threat of relegation could be too great to risk sticking with him.