Sam Allardyce has ruled out a return to Crystal Palace.

The former England manager helped secure the Eagles’ Premier League status last term, but resigned in May.

His successor, Frank de Boer, has endured a difficult start to life at Selhurst Park, losing his opening three league games to Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea.

The Dutchman is already under increasing pressure from Palace chiefs, and it has led to reports claiming that they are looking to lure Allardyce back to the club.

But the veteran boss has played down any talk of a swift return to south London.

He told talkSPORT: “I’ve been relaxing this summer watching the interesting transfer market and being associated with any club at this early stage of the season would not be of any interest to me at the moment.

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“I have just had a trip to Hawaii watching from afar and I went to watch Manchester United on Saturday and I wouldn’t associate myself with any job at this moment in time.

“Three games into the Premier League season, it is a little hasty when people talk about you coming back into football.

“At this moment in time, I am very comfortable in my life. My time in the Premier League for many, many years has been tremendously exciting and I have enjoyed every minute, but having a break from football is the right thing for me to do.

“I am just watching Premier League football with great interest, watching how it is panning out, and not living under the pressures that every manager in the Premier League is living under today.”