"Sam Allardyce has resigned as manager of Crystal Palace and says he has 'no ambition to take another job' in football."

Newspaper report, May 2017

"While I've got the energy, I want to travel and also spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager. I owe that to my wife and family. I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League."