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It's fair to say Sam Allardyce has had a rollercoaster ride over the last few years, take a look at his high and low points.

The 63-year-old saved Everton from relegation but was sacked by the club having failed to build a bond with the Goodison Park faithful.

From the highs of being appointed as England manager to losing that position in a whirlwind of media scandal, Allardyce has never been too far from the news.

Take a look at how life has unfolded for Sam Allardyce...

JULY 2016:

Following England's exit from the European Championship with defeat against Iceland, the Football Association agrees a compensation deal with Sunderland to appoint Allardyce on a two-year deal after Roy Hodgson's decision to stand down.

SEPTEMBER 2016:

Allardyce's England reign gets off to a winning start in a World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia with a late goal from Adam Lallana. It proves to be his one and only match as England manager as Allardyce resigns following just 67 days in the post after the Daily Telegraph releases secretly filmed footage of him making controversial remarks about a variety of subjects, including side work and circumventing FA regulations.

DECEMBER 2016:

Following the departure of Alan Pardew, Allardyce is appointed as the new manager of Crystal Palace on a two-and-a-half-year contract, with the Eagles just a point above the drop zone.

JANUARY 2017:

Palace win their first match under Allardyce against his former club Bolton in the FA Cup. A first Premier League victory follows at Bournemouth on January 31.

APRIL 2017:

The resurgent Eagles make it four wins in a row after they beat leaders Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to sit 16th and four points clear of the bottom three. After defeat at Southampton, Allardyce's men go on to defeat Arsenal and Liverpool.

MAY 14, 2017:

Palace secure their place in the Premier League with a 4-0 victory over Hull, who are relegated to the Championship as a result. They end the season with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United but in 14th place, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

MAY 23, 2017:

Allardyce unexpectedly announces his departure from Palace - five months to the day since his appointment - saying he has "no ambitions" to take another job.

NOVEMBER 29, 2017:

After appearing to rule himself out of the post following Ronald Koeman's sacking, Everton's failed pursuit of Watford boss Marco Silva sees them return to Allardyce, who agrees to take over at Goodison Park.

DECEMBER 2018:

Allardyce makes a good start, with Everton racking up four wins and three draws from his first seven games in charge to move well away from the relegation zone.

APRIL 2018:

After the positive start, results become a lot more inconsistent and the prospect of European football drifts away. There are protests from fans about Allardyce and his style of play while chairman Bill Kenwright apologises after a fan survey includes a question about the manager.

MAY 16, 2018:

Three days after Everton finish the season with a 3-1 defeat by West Ham, Allardyce is shown the door.

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