Crystal Palace sacked Neil Warnock on Saturday last week as the team has been in the relegation zone for four months. Alan Pardew is the new Palace manager after a £2million compensation clause was thrashed out between the south London club and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.Pardew had made clear to Ashley that he wanted to go to Palace where he was a former playing favourite and the Toon chief agreed to reach a compromise with Eagles chief Steve Parish rather than demanding the full £5m he would be entitled to under the terms of Pardew’s contract.The North East club dispute the compensation figure and claim the actual amount is much higher.
Pardew ducked the post match press conference after Newcastle’s dramatic 3-2 victory against Everton on Sunday and has agreed to move to Selhurst Park once the clubs reached an agreement.The 53-year-old boss has faced various campaigns calling for his resignation or dismissal by sections of supporters throughout his turbulent reign at the club.
Facts about Pardew and Palace
Pardew made 128 league appearances between 1987 and 1991, scoring eight goals. The highlight of his time at Selhurst Park, however, was the FA Cup run in the 1989-90 season. Pardew was one of the ‘Fab Four’ (with Mark Bright, Gary O’Reilly and Andy Gray) and scored the winner against Liverpool in that memorable 4-3 semi-final victory at Villa Park (the other three also netted in that match).
The Eagles pushed Manchester United all the way in the Wembley final, drawing 3-3 in the first match, but lost 1-0 in the replay. Pardew played every minute of both the matches.
News Courtesy: The Daily Mail