Former Newcastle boss in the stands to watch new team.
Alan Pardew is in the stands at Villa Park to watch his new side in action ahead of his confirmation as Crystal Palace’s new manager.
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Pardew left Newcastle United this week to take up a role at Crystal Palace but is still yet to be announced as boss of the South London club, however it is more a case of paperwork than anything else.
Alan Pardew is at Villa Park to watch his new team. More on @MailSport.
— Neil Ashton (@neilashton_) January 1, 2015
Pardew replaces the outgoing Neil Warnock who was unable to inspire his side to any significant form and left the side in 18th place in the league.
Pardew returns to Palace, a side where he amassed over 100 appearances in four years in south London and is given the unenviable task of attempting to spare them from relegation.