Alan Pardew all set for Crystal Palace job

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 30 December 2014, 09:41

Alan PardewSaturday's sacking of Neil Warnock has trigged off a chain reaction, with Alan Irvine losing his job at West Brom two days later, and now today it is expected to be confirmed that Alan Pardew has traded life in the Newcastle dugout for Warnock's old job at Crystal Palace.

Pardew emerged as the surprise red-hot favourite in the betting for the vacancy on Sunday, with frenzied speculation linking him the post increasing substantially after the 53-year-old failed to show up at Newcastle's post-match press conference following their 3-2 victory over Everton. The Toon and Palace have since been thrashing out a compensation package - believed to be in excess of lb2million - with Pardew due to become the south London club's fourth gaffer in just over a year.

If all goes to plan Pardew will return to the club he made 108 appearances for as a midfielder between 1987 and 1991, scoring eight goals. The Englishman certainly has his work cut out at Selhurst Park as he will inherit a struggling Eagles side who are stuck in the relegation zone (18th) after scraping together just three victories all season, while Sunday's goalless draw at QPR - under caretaker boss Keith Millen - extending their winless run to seven matches.

Pardew began his managerial career at Reading in 1999, before taking charge of the likes of West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, and then Newcastle in 2010. Pardew guided both the Royals and Hammers to promotion to the Premier League, while he tasted Football League Trophy success with the Saints. On a personal level he won both the Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year awards in 2011/12 after leading the Magpies to an impressive 5th-place finish, and subsequent qualification to the Europa League.

However, during the last year Pardew has come under considerable pressure from sections of the Newcastle faithful. "Pardew Out" banners have been a frequent presence at games following the club's poor start to the current campaign, while Pardew has more often than not topped the Premier League Sack Race.

The pressure eased somewhat, but not entirely, after Pardew managed to turn things around on the pitch following a stunning run of six consecutive wins in all competitions, although his side have since suffered five defeats in their last eight league & cup games.

Steve Bruce

It is no secret that Pardew has become increasingly frustrated with the club's transfer policy, while the constant pressure from certain sections of the support has gradually worn his patience down. As a result the timely opportunity to leave the Toon for former club Palace has proved too difficult to turn down for English football's fourth longest-serving manager, who had been under contract at St James' Park until 2020.

Newcastle will now begin the hunt for a manager for the first time in four years. The Next Newcastle Manager Market reveals that the likes of Steve Bruce, Tim Sherwood, Fabricio Coloccini and Ally McCoist are all in the mix at this early stage, while former Toon favourite Peter Beardsley is hovering around the 20/1 mark with Sky Bet.

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Graham Alexander
Graham Alexander
(Salford City)
12th October
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
P30
JOIN NOW
New customers using promo code C40 only. 1x per customer. Min £10/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets paid as 2x £15/€15 (expires after 30 days). Max £10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable amount £25. Casino bonus expires 72 hours from issue. Eligibility rules, free-bet rules, game, location, payment-method, currency restrictions, stake contributions and terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Barnsley

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester City

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Salford City

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It