Sam Allardyce quit Crystal Palace job hours after close pal killed in Manchester attack SAM ALLARDYCE confirmed his departure from Crystal Palace just hours after discovering a close friend was killed in the terror attack.

Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, was killed in the Manchester Arena blast after accompanying a friend who was picking up her kids after the Ariana Grande concert.

The tragic mum-of-three was formerly married to Mark Taylor, the ex-Blackpool winger who has been Big Sam's right-hand man at several clubs.
 so he could “savour life” came just hours after he learned the heartbreaking news.
Yesterday, his wife Lynn broke down in tears outside their home in Bolton, telling reporters: “I haven’t stopped crying. I have been in tears all day.
“Sam spoke to Mark this morning. Mark could hardly speak, Sam could hardly speak.
“It is just horrendous. I am shaking like a leaf. We know them so well.
“It was so evil. They were there having the best time of their life and then it ended in pure evil.”
Sam Allardyce close friend Jane Tweddle-Taylor died in Manchester attack
TRAGEDY: Sam found out about the death of close friend Jane Tweddle-Taylor hours before he quit

Lynn did not confirm whether Jane’s tragic death triggered Sam’s resignation, adding: “I am sorry, I just don’t want to speak about it.”
who lost their lives in Monday night’s horrific suicide bomb attack.
A dozen others were left injured in the atrocity, four remain in a critical condition.
And 14 other people are still being treated in hospital.
Jane had been looking forward to a holiday in Berlin with her daughters Harriet, 24, Lily, 22, and Isabelle, 20 – a Christmas treat from her girls.
Sam Allardyce quits Crystal Palace jobPA
QUIT: Sam Allardyce quit his job at Crystal Palace
Ex-husband Mark said: “Jane was obviously a very, very lovely lady and a very good mother to three daughters.
“She was full of life and very energetic with the children, going to functions and all sort of different things.
“We had loads of happy times.”
He said Jane and her pal had been out for dinner and were waiting in the foyer for her kids when the explosion happened.
Jane’s friend and her children were ok, Mark added.

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