Alan Pardew set to become new Crystal Palace manager
Pardew will leave Newcastle United to take charge at Selhurst Park
December 29th, 2014
Call it a backward step although Alan Pardew will be trading St James’ Park for south London, with the current Newcastle manager about to step down from his Newcastle post to take charge of Crystal Palace.
The two clubs are currently discussing a compensation package which will see Pardew leave Tyneside and take charge of a Palace side in the bottom three of the Premier League.
The Eagles recently parted company with Neil Warnock after a run of bad results, with Tony Pulis having left the club at the beginning of the season after performing minor miracles to keep them in the top flight last term.
It’s not clear as to why Pardew has decided to trade places although he clearly has an affinity with Palace after featuring as a player twenty-five years ago, with the London club set to offer him a significant transfer budget in January to recruit new players.
Pardew is currently the second-longest serving manager in the top flight behind Arsene Wenger although that counts for little as frustration has grown during his time at St James’ Park despite United recovering from a slow start this term to hit the top half of the table.