Former Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has offered his support to Frank de Boer and stated he will not be returning to Selhurst Park.
The former England boss enjoyed a successful time with the club, before stepping down and taking a break from the game.
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Now, the former Eagles manager has admitted that De Boer deserves more time, despite losing his first three Premier League games in charge.
“If you look at Stoke last season, I think it was seven or eight games in before Mark [Hughes] 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 said in an interview with Talk Sport’s Jim White.
“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.”
Allardyce helped Palace avoid relegation last season during his five months in charge, as they finished seven points above the drop zone.
Although he enjoyed success at Selhurst Park, he also revealed that he will not return to management anytime soon.
“At this moment in time, I am very comfortable in my life,” he continued.
“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.”
Defeats to Liverpool, Huddersfield Town and Swansea City have meant that the current Eagles boss is being heavily tipped to be the first top flight manager to be axed.
De Boer’s side are second bottom heading into the international break, with only West Ham below them, and when the Premier League returns he will be desperate to get off the mark.
It would be harsh to sack him already, but with Palace’s record with chopping and changing managers it does not bode well for the 47-year-old.