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May 26

Watford close in on Marco Silva as Crystal Palace weigh up Sean Dyche

• Former Hull City head coach holds talks with Vicarage Road club
• Silva had also been linked with Palace and Porto

Watford are closing in on their No1 managerial target after holding talks with the former Hull City head coach Marco Silva.

Silva, who has also been linked with a move to Porto and Crystal Palace, is understood to be close to agreeing a deal with the Vicarage Road club, who are looking for a swift replacement for the departed Walter Mazzarri.

Related: Wilfried Zaha signs new five-year contract with Crystal Palace

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/26/marco-silva-watford-hull-city-crystal-palace-sean-dyche-burnley

May 25

Wilfried Zaha signs new five-year contract with Crystal Palace

• Winger commits future to Eagles to end transfer speculation
• Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City had shown interest

Wilfried Zaha has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal with Crystal Palace.

The Ivory Coast winger has committed to Palace despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur after helping the club win their relegation battle. After putting pen to paper on the new contract, the 24-year-old told the club’s website: “Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over.”

Related: Blinkered criticism of Wilfried Zaha shows startling insularity | Barney Ronay

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/25/wilfried-zaha-five-year-contract-crystal-palace

May 25

Marco Silva will weigh up Watford and Crystal Palace offers after Hull exit

• Portugese has confirmed his intention to leave the KCom Stadium
• Palace will turn attentions to Sean Dyche if fail to get Silva

Marco Silva has stepped down as Hull City’s manager after a meeting with the relegated club’s owners on Wednesday night and is weighing up interest from Watford and Crystal Palace to prolong his stay in the Premier League.

The Portuguese met Assem and Ehab Allam at the Hallmark hotel in North Ferriby and confirmed his intention to leave the KCom Stadium, effectively as a free agent, after five months. The 39-year-old’s preference has been to remain in the English top flight, despite reports from Portugal that Porto were keen to lure him home, and Palace and Watford have made clear their interest with his representatives.

Related: Crystal Palace target Marco Silva after manager’s move to Porto recedes

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/25/marco-silva-weigh-up-watford-crystal-palace-after-hull-exit

May 24

Crystal Palace want to tempt Marco Silva away from Porto move

• Silva has been in his native Portugal holding talks with Porto
• Steve Parish keen to move early after Allardyce resignation

Crystal Palace are exploring the possibility of appointing Marco Silva as Sam Allardyce’s successor as manager, but will have to deflect strong interest from Porto if they are to tempt the Portuguese to south London.

Silva, whose Hull City team were relegated with a 4-0 defeat at Selhurst Park on the season’s penultimate weekend, spent Tuesday in his native Portugal holding talks with Porto and is understood to have reached a verbal agreement to move to Estádio do Dragão. He is due to meet with the Hull owners, the Allam family, on Wednesday to inform them of his intention to depart the KCom stadium after only five months.

Related: Sam Allardyce quits Crystal Palace and ‘has no ambitions to take another job’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/24/crystal-palace-want-to-tempt-marco-silva-away-from-porto-move

May 23

Sam Allardyce quits Crystal Palace and ‘has no ambitions to take another job’

• Palace escaped relegation but now looking for eighth manager in seven years
• ‘I want to be able to savour life, like travel, spend more time with my family’

Crystal Palace are looking for their eighth manager in seven years after Sam Allardyce shocked the chairman, Steve Parish, by tendering his resignation as he seeks a break from top-level management after a tumultuous year.

Allardyce only signed a contract through to 2019 at Selhurst Park just before Christmas having been charged with steering a struggling team into a fifth successive top-flight campaign. That was eventually guaranteed with a 14th-place finish, and eye-catching wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool en route, only for the 62-year-old to quit just five months into the role and two days after the side’s last game of term.

Related: Hull’s Marco Silva to disappoint Watford and take charge of Porto

Related: A Premier League season of soap opera where football felt like background music | Barney Ronay

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/sam-allardyce-crystal-palace-wants-to-leave

May 19

Allardyce puts England past behind him

Sam Allardyce says he has “put the past in the past” by keeping Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39983925

May 18

Sam Allardyce: retrospective bans for diving ‘utter rubbish’ – video

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes the FA’s decision to introduce retrospective bans for diving next season is ‘utter rubbish’. Speaking on Thursday, Allardyce argues that concept will be impossible to implement and fail to account for players falsely disciplined for diving during games

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/may/18/sam-allardyce-retrospective-bans-diving-utter-rubbish-video

May 17

Wilfried Zaha to snub Spurs and sign new £110,000-a-week Crystal Palace deal

• Five-year contract on table for Palace’s player of year
• Spurs, Manchester City and Arsenal register interest in Zaha

Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he is willing to sign a five-year deal worth £110,000 a week after helping to secure the club’s Premier League status for another season.

The 24-year-old winger has enjoyed his most productive season, scoring seven goals and providing nine assists. He was also voted Palace’s player of the season.

Related: Mauricio Pochettino: ‘I’m staying, there is no buy-out clause in my contract’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/17/wilfried-zaha-crystal-palace-spurs-new-deal-manchester-city-arsenal

May 14

Marco Silva yet to decide Hull City future after relegation

• Manager signed a six-month deal in January with an option to stay
• Portuguese criticises club’s pre-season arrangements last summer

Marco Silva declined to commit his future to Hull City and intends to meet the club’s owners this week for talks after a heavy defeat at Crystal Palace condemned his team to relegation back to the Championship after one chaotic year among the elite.

Silva is understood to have signed a six-month deal in January, with an option he could trigger to extend his stay by a further 12 months, and he may now opt to pursue his career elsewhere. He will meet members of the board before Sunday’s visit of Tottenham Hotspur to the Kcom Stadium and will elaborate on the reasons for the team’s demotion back to the second tier before seeing “what is best first for the future of the club and also for my career as well”.

Related: Hull City relegated from Premier League after thrashing at Crystal Palace

Related: Fernando Llorente heads Swansea towards safety against Sunderland

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/14/marco-silva-to-decide-hull-city-future-relegation

May 14

Sam Allardyce reflects on seesaw season after keeping Crystal Palace up – video

Following their 4-0 thrashing of Hull City, saving themselves and sending Marco Silva’s side down, Crystal Palace’s manager, Sam Allardyce, reflects on an eventful 12 months for him personally. With his second relegation escape in two seasons, separated by a one-game spell in charge of England, Allardyce congratulates his team, the fans and the chairman for a job well done

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/may/14/sam-allardyce-reflects-on-seesaw-season-after-keeping-crystal-palace-up-video

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