Crystal Palace Appoint Alan Pardew as Manager

Updated: 03 January 2015 15:48 IST

Alan Pardew spent four years in charge of Newcastle United but he was never a favourite with many of the Tyneside club's fans and eventually jumped at the chance of returning to Palace where he spent four years as a player.

Crystal Palace Appoint Alan Pardew as Manager
File photo of Alan Pardew. © AFP

Alan Pardew on Saturday was confirmed as Crystal Palace's new manager after being released from his contract at Newcastle

A statement on Palace's official website read: "Crystal Palace Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Pardew as the club's new manager after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract."

Pardew spent four years in charge of Newcastle United but he was never a favourite with many of the Tyneside club's fans and eventually jumped at the chance of returning to Palace where he spent four years as a player.

"I am absolutely delighted to be the new manager of Crystal Palace," he said.

Topics : Crystal Palace Football
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