Crystal Palace have appointed former England boss Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, a day after sacking Alan Pardew.
Pardew was sacked on Thursday with the club 17th in the Premier League after a run of one win in 11 games.
Allardyce travelled to Palace’s training ground on Friday to complete talks with chairman Steve Parish.
The 62-year-old will take training on Saturday, before Palace’s Boxing Day game at Watford.
On Friday, Allardyce told reporters the Palace job was a “fantastic” opportunity to return to top-flight management.
He has been out of work since leaving his role as England manager by mutual consent after 67 days and just one game, in the wake of a Daily Telegraph investigation.
However, the former Bolton, Blackburn, Newcastle and West Ham boss saved Sunderland from relegation last season despite them being second from bottom when he joined.