It’s Official – Crystal Palace Announce Pardew As Manager


Crystal Palace have just announced Alan Pardew as their new manager, and he will take control of the FA Cup tie at Dover tomorrow afternoon.

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Alan Pardew – new Crystal Palace manager

Pardew has signed a three and a half year deal that will keep him at his former club until the summer of 2018, after he spent just over four years at Newcastle.

His record at Newcastle was in 185 games played we won 71, drew 41 and lost 73 for a win are of 38.4% and a loss rate of 39.5% – an average record to be thruthful.

Pardew will replace Neil Warnock who was fired exactly a week ago.

Pardew joins a club that are joint second bottom of the Premier League on 17 points, after leaving a Newcastle side who are 10th in the league with 27 points.

This is what Alan has said today:

“I am absolutely delighted to be the new manager of Crystal Palace. “Everyone knows my history here, what’s important now is to move the club to the next level.”

“I believe with the backing of Steve and the board I can help achieve that and create some new exciting history for the club.”

“It has been a privilege to manage Newcastle United and I want to thank my captain Fabricio Coloccini and all the players, John Carver, Steve Stone, Andy Woodman and all of  the staff, all of who have been outstanding servants to Newcastle United.”

“A special thanks also goes to the fans for all their support over the last four years. I must also thank Mike Ashley and the board for their unwavering support during my tenure at the Club.”

Palace Chairman Steve Parish said the following:

“We wanted a manager with a great track record and proven experience in the Barclays Premier League.”

“In Alan we have both these things as well as a man who has great affection for this club and shares my determination to take us to the next level.”

Newcastle’s Managing Director Lee Charnley had this to say:

“I would like to thank Alan for his service to the club.” “Despite public perceptions, fuelled by the media, Mike Ashley had never met nor spoken to Alan before his appointment.”

“However, what developed over the last four years was a very strong and positive relationship between all parties.”

“It is these relationships that, four years later, means the club is in a far better position, both on and off the field, and Alan has had a big part to play in that.

“During his time with us, Alan achieved two top-ten Premier League finishes, including a fifth-place finish in 2012, as well as taking us to the quarter-final of the Europa League.”

“He goes with our best wishes and thanks.”

Newcastle also issued this statement on their immediate future plans:

“Newcastle United can confirm that Alan Pardew has been released from his contract in order to be installed as the new manager of Crystal Palace. “

“John Carver and Steve Stone will be in the dug-out for at least today’s fixture, the club’s FA Cup third round fixture at Leicester City.”

“The search for a head coach has begun and an announcement will follow in due course.”

It’s a new era for Newcastle United – let’s hope it’s going to be successful one.

And Lee Charnley has a reputation for getting things done at Newcastle so hopefully we can get a new head coach in sooner rather than later.

Newcastle have been linked today with German coach Thomas Tuchel.

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218 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    What’s the betting palace finish above us this season.

    In relation to the last post, think he could be a good shout, his style of play and tactical attributes sounds similar to karanka.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Just a little message for any Palace fans who come here and read this.

    Be warned. Pardew will say all the right things about playing on the front foot, getting at teams but after time you will see he doesn’t mean any of it, you are in for a lot of defensive, long ball football…which is awful to watch.

    Also this is not just Newcastle fans being “over the top/unrealistic”, the fans have though the same of him at west ham and charlton. Southampton sacked him for having poor squad morale, you’ll all soon see why.

    I’ll guarantee he takes you down this season.

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  • The one and Ayoze 17

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    At last official confirmation, now hopefully we can move forward as a club

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Well first of all I declare I am 6ft 2 (AND a quarter) tall so feeling pretty good about life at the moment,

    Nut meg…from a thread or three ago..
    You were advising the ‘doubters to chill out’ and give the new manager some time,,,etc.
    Thats fine, nobody could argue with that. I reckon though that the people who you describe as doubters about the timing of change which as yet still has no discernible direction, are much more likely to chill out and give the requisite time than the majority who have clamoured for Pardew to be sacked for at least the last 2 years. Some interesting sound bites since the weekend have been popping up declaring that any, or even no manager would do better than what we’ve had. These I assume are excited attempts at humour?
    Ideal scenario would have been MA to sell in the next 12 months (its not looking impossible now) and new owners to send Pards off, with a planned / organised replacement, rather than this mess we have now on the cusp of yet another tfr window.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    I wonder why the club felt the need to inform us that fatty didn’t already know the king before he joined us? Why now? It’s only been 4 years of mistrust and/or rumours. It’s not as if they’d been specifically asked that question anytime recently is it.

    An unprovoked response especially a denial, to a question never asked is usually a sign of someone or something feeling the need to “get it out there” as they feel guilty. Human nature. Is fatty human….maybe not then.

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    FINGERS CROSSED FOR A EXICTING MANAGER TO COME…WITH BIG REPUTATION…

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  • geordie157

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Ben Arfa to nice on loan for the rest of the season

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    oh an can we gift pardew willo and alwick as a new yr gift?

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    The last sentence of the official NUFC statement is interesting. Looking for a head coach.

    That will rule out 90% of the numpties interested. I have a good feeling we will get a top quality european in.

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  • Puppet Pardew

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    “The record shows I took the blows –
    And did it………
    MIKE’s way!!!!”

    Ladies and Gentleman, Puppet Pardew has just left the building…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Geordie157

    Let’s see if ben arfa falls out with an 8th manager in a row then.

    Hope he doesn’t, like the lad, he has passion, just something isn’t quite right for him, has a problem with his attitude but no idea why.

    Could be one of the world’s best if he realised his full potential, not seen a single current player in our league bet men as effortlessly as he does.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Does anyone know if the game is likely to be streamed today?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13

    beat men, not bet men

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #14

    tequila

    the two site i use haven’t got it listed, usually can’t get anything from the 3rd round

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  • Thump

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #15

    @Puppet Pardew: Nicking that one, mate!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #16

    How the hell Mr Tubbs got £3.5 million for that knacker – is really quite outstanding.
    What is even more outstanding is that there was somebody willing to pay it.
    Incredulous /mind blowing.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    No streams?? Oh well, that makes my mind up for me. Will be off to the pub to watch the Heed knock the Tw@in a hat down a peg or two in his first game. Amazed to see they are showing the Heed on Supersport. Would be better if they had Blyth on the other channel, but Tranmere Swansea got the nod instead….

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Historic moment: This could be the last article on P45 published here.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #19

    only ashley could get 3.5m for pardue most of us would have paid palace

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #20

    lilongwe

    no idea why the wouldn’t get blyth on, that’s the one game all neutrals would want in my opinion….especially after the last round.

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #21

    sign a striker that cam score goals now we have no cisse for 6 wks and should pereze get injured now….. even sir alex fergerson would struggle with riv and armstrong
    ashley needs to sort it out quick striker asap or 2 we need to score more goals, put yer hand in the pocket and giv a new manager 40 mil to spend plus any profit from sales as a start then you can stay in barbados

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    south coast

    we don’t need 40mil, perez is the star buy at 1.5mil, sissoko other at 2mil…cabaye was 4.

    What we need is for the club to just buy a quality CB, well two now taylor is out, a right winger and a striker. Even loans would do for now.

    I’d speak to chelsea about salah, not a fantastic player but his pace will cause problems and give sissoko and perez more room as he will stretch teams.

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  • BandB

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #23

    Ashley strikes me as both an iconoclast and a cynic. I would not be surprised if he regarded football managers as a bit like the old gimmick of tying monkeys to the backs of racing greyhounds. Very few have a positive effect, and when they do it is often because the structure at the club is good. A fair number make things worse in the long run, and the rest are inert. As someone said earlier about Merson, most have been educated at nothing but football since they were teenagers. I doubt whether Ashley would let any of them near a position of responsibility in Sports Direct. In short, I don’t think the man who will make the decision will be as exercised about it as the fans are. Pardew was a man selling bottles of miracle cure from the back of a wagon. He was useful to Ashley. He will be hard to replace on the type of wages Ashley will pay to see a monkey ‘steer” his dog..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Is that idiot Dulcerina a pundit, because he seems to know fcuk all about anything.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #25

    Sage,
    Yeah, particularly as Birmingham are having a bit of a up and down season. A trip up north isn’t a gimme. Still the Heed give me some viewing interest, and a suitable excuse to go watch footy at the pub rather than staying in to help the Mrs with dinner!

    On that, I have decided to stick 25p on a North East four fold today. Blyth, Boro, Newcastle and the Heed all to win. 25p will return £125.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #26

    That picture just puts a big smile on my face 😀

    When I left the blog some months ago (no matter why – it was a combination of reasons) I decided I wouldn’t return before Pardew had gone! It was enough he had robbed me from watching the games since February!

    I made up my mind (wanted more from what I was seeing) and I am actually a bit proud of myself 🙂

    …someone has to say it! lol

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #27

    sage at 2

    spot on

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #28

    hibbit

    3.5m for pardew is pure genius

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    JFA

    Oh mate. You are wrong there. He is a world expert on middle eastern affairs……lol

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30

    Sage,
    Yeah, Salah would definitely interest me on loan. A far better footballer than Ober and with pace to burn. Would be ideal just on loan for the season, who knows, Chelsea may go for a loan to buy scenario, or just see it as him getting good experience.

    A centre forward and a centre half are musts, but as I said the other day I think Dummet will just add to the centre back ranks with Santon back fit.

    As for centre forwards, I’d be surprised if we went for one. Who is available that is a long term solution rather than a stop gap, or just a body through the door? Mitrovic seems like a good fit, a big powerful lad who knows where thee goal is, but would he leave to join us, and would we stump up the cash? I’d have been tempted by Podolski, even on loan, but looks like he is off to Inter now.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #31

    expatmag at 9

    can only hope as it’s something that’s needed doing for years

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #32

    Evening TUFF

    Freezing your knacker off in deepest darkest Northumberland, are you?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #33

    i’d forgotten all about salah. must be others like him available on loan too.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #34

    RH

    No better opportunity than now, if the Fat Man is willing to stump up some cash

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  • Slank

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Expat @ 9

    Because Carr has done virtually all his scouting in Europe, where he would have seen many foreign coaches / managers, the chances of appointing a Head Coach would appear to be extremely high.

    Also a foreign head coach would be more familiar and amenable to the European style of football management which Ashley favours.

    Because the fans never took to Pardew an ‘unknown’ foreign coach without any previous baggage in the Premiership would likely to be more acceptable to the fans.

    A foreign coach may also be cheaper than a Brit !

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #36

    RH

    I seem to remember interest in Salah from Italy and Spain a week or two ago

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    Lilongwe

    Pace is so important, it opens up games at allows your other players to have room to operate. I remember guardiola saying he had to go back to using genuine wingers as teams were managing to just pack the middle and crowd them out….and barca were the best passing side ever (that i’ve seen anyway).

    Not seen much of mitrovic but i imagine a player would come to us from anderlecht, prem league is a huge attraction for most.

    I’d also see if we could get Paolo Sousa as manager, has kept basel playing fantastic football, or maybe their previous manager now in russia Murat Yakin….both have been fantastic.

    They have a terrific CB I’d like to see here too, Fabian Schar.

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  • Slank

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Is it any wonder that the FA Cup doesn’t have the gloss and glamour anymore as virtually none of the games are being streamed.

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    i think salah would be great but we need goal scorers sissoko was a worth alot more than we paid pereze is great but can we find another 1.5m player of that quality
    we need more goal scorers and a shit hot manager with out giving them some money anyone looking at the job at the moment will be thinking the only striker whos there who can score is cisse hes gone for six weeks and dodgey knee, pereze looks good and scores a bit whos going to win us games…..

    i think kruel would of saved both of there goals but not sure he would of saved dummets who should now move to cb with willo on the bench and streete or good unless we can get a real cb in .. no idea who we could get there but i dont think ash wants to get another one with 3 kids coming through
    but pacey wingers and forwards are a must for me with our 2 other keepers fit they will keep more out and give the defence more confidence
    but how are we going to get a great manager in if we dont offer him the dosh to spend we want a manager who wants to take us forward not just be glad to have a job for a wile

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  • expatmag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #40

    Slank

    It is certainly looking that way. The only home based coach within our possible grasp that I would take is McLaren

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