John Salako

Where is John Salako now?

Part of the successful Crystal Palace team which reached the 1990 FA Cup Final, John Salako called time on his career in 2005 after playing in the lower leagues with Brentford.

Playing for 19 years and making over 500 first-team appearances, Salako was a two-time first division (now Championship) title winner with Palace and Charlton as well as a second division title winner with Fulham.

He also represented the England national side on five occasions in 1991.
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Upon retiring from playing Salako entered the media industry, working for Sky Sports as a matchday correspondent.

At the same time he was also coaching within the Crystal Palace academy with their under-16’s side.

After a spell assisting manager and former team-mate Alan Pardew on a part time basis, Salako was appointed first-team coach of Crystal Palace in August 2015.

When Pardew was sacked in December 2016 and replaced by Sam Allardyce, Salako left his coaching role and hasn’t

Since March 2017 he has been working as marketing director for SME Business Finance which is a one stop shop for business finance requirements.

He is also an ambassador and content contributor for football fan app Pitch Sport

Follow on Twitter @JohnSalako

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John Salako: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCrystal Palace, Coventry City, Charlton Athletic, Bolton Wanderers

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