Just a couple of months on from his disgraced exit as England manager, Sam Allardyce is looking to get himself back in the game.
The obvious destination for the former Sunderland boss is Crystal Palace, with Alan Pardew skating on thin ice as his side continue to plummet down the table.
Last weekend’s 5-4 defeat to Swansea – having been 4-3 up just minutes from the final whistle – does not appear to have been the final straw just yet, but the Eagles desperately need a result this weekend.
Allardyce would be an odd choice given the manner in which his one-game England tenure ended, but he’s at 4/7 nonetheless.
There are plenty who feel sympathetic towards the 62-year-old for the way he was entrapped into the Telegraph story that cost him his dream job.
He’s also gained a reputation as something of a relegation-battle specialist, which realistically, is what Palace need.
The Mirror have it that Allardyce would be interested in the job, though no official approach has yet been made.
Pardew is under huge pressure having watched his men slip to 17th, out of the drop zone only on goal difference.