Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has suggested that he could do a better job with the some of the Premier League’s top clubs, than some of his rivals are currently doing.
The former West Ham boss has never won a major trophy as a player, or as a manager, but has guided the Eagles away from the relegation zone this season. Since he rejoined the club that he spent nearly five years with as a midfielder in the late-eighties and early nineties, Pardew has guided Palace to six wins from ten league games.
They now sit eleven points clear of the bottom three, and look set for a third consecutive season in the top flight for the first time since 1992.
His short-term success with the London club has led him to believe that he could fill the role at one of the Premier League’s best sides, according to the Daily Mail.
“I look at the top teams and feel I could do that job better than I’m seeing it being done,” the former Newcastle manager suggested.
Of the top five, perhaps only former champions Manchester United, and arguably Manchester City are underperforming in terms of league position. But before anyone thinks Pardew is declaring an interest in another job, he confirmed that he is very happy at Selhurst Park.
“But I’m quite happy where I am and if I work in this part of the league for the rest of my career I will be extremely happy,” he added.