It's an unfortunate ending for a long career. He was not in the group of elite managers and his style of play wasn't right for top level football at Liverpool, Inter, England and even Blackburn.
But he appears to be a nice man and was a successful manager at mid-table teams like Palace and Fulham.
I hope he can relax and enjoy his retirement and does not get tempted back if Palace are in the sh*t next Feb/March.
Got Fulham to a European final. You'll never see that again. Been managing since the 70s hasn't he? Needs to go and enjoy his money now. Not sure if his wife is still around ... but time to go on a lonnnnnnnnnnnnggg holiday. Cruise round the world.