Report: Crystal Palace could get £2m bonus back from Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 14, 2017 in London, England.

This would be handy money for the Premier League strugglers ahead of the January transfer window.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Crystal Palace could bet set for a £2m windfall as former manager Sam Allardyce lines up a return to work.

According to ESPN, Allardyce would be interested in taking over the United States national team, who are looking for a new boss after Bruce Arena quit following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Allardyce has been out of a job since quitting Palace in May, when he explained that he was not looking for a new club and wanted to focus on spending time with his family, according to The Sun.

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish (C) applauds with Mark Bright (L) prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on April 29, 2017 in London,...

The Sun adds that Eagles chairman Steve Parish honoured a £2m bonus that Allardyce earned after steering Palace away from Premier League relegation, but that sum must be repaid if the 63-year-old takes another job before 2019.

That money could go into Roy Hodgson’s funds for the January transfer window.

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

With Palace bottom of the table, every penny would count for Hodgson as he aims to emulate Allardyce’s survival mission.

Big Sam would likely walk into a handsome salary across the pond, so this could be a win for all parties.

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