Crystal Palace set to make approach to Newcastle for Alan Pardew

EXIT? ... Alan Pardew.
EXIT? ... Alan Pardew.

CRYSTAL Palace are set to make a formal approach to Newcastle United for Alan Pardew.

The club dismissed manager Neil Warnock late last week after a poor start to the season.

And Pardew, the Premier League’s second-longest serving manager, has been identified as their preferred replacement.

However, Palace would have to pay substantial compensation to take Pardew, who is two years into an eight-year contract.

The 53-year-old fuelled speculation linking him with the vacant post at his former club by refusing to speak to the media after yesterday’s 3-2 win over Everton.

Pardew has previously indicated he would not walk out on Newcastle, the club he has served for more than four years.

United have made no comment.

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