Alan Pardew 55, had been relieved of his duties as the manager of Crystal Palace. Pardew was sacked after Palace only managed four wins from seventeen matches this season 16/17. Crystal Palace are seventeenth(17th) on the table and just one point above Sunderland who are on the relegation zone.  Palace have the third worst defence in the premier league, they have shipped in 32 goals (Hull 36, Swansea 37); they have managed only one clean sheet this season.

Alan Pardew will be remembered fondly for his effort last season in the league and their run in the FA Cup.

Pardew said ‘Personally I have a lot of good feelings for this football club and am sad that my time there has ended.

‘I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn’t been affected, I wish everybody associated with the club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans who have been magnificent.

‘There will be no further comment at the present time.’

 

 

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