The Mirror is reporting tonight that Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is interested in the managerial job at bottom of the table Crystal Palace, but we’d be very surprised if there is any truth at all in this report.
Alan Pardew – interested in Palace job – why?
Ian Holloway was sacked earlier in the week, and with Sunderland beating Newcastle On Sunday, the London club are now rock bottom of the league, and who would want to take the manager job, when the odds of being a Championship side next season have to be very high?
The Mirror is reporting that Palace have been alerted to Pardew’s interest in the job, by an intermediate contact.
Palace Chairman Steve Parish would like to have a person previously connected with the club, and of course Alan Pardew played for Palace from 1987 through 1991.
Alan played 130 games for the club, and of course he scored the late goal that that beat Liverpool and took Palace through to the 1990 FA Cup Final.
But as we said we don’t think there can be much truth in this report.