Alan Pardew To Negotiate A New Long-Term Deal With Palace

0 Posted by - February 2, 2016 - News

Crystal Palace are set to re-open negotiations with Alan Pardew over a new long-term contract at Selhurst Park in the coming days. 

According to this, the club are now keen to discuss terms with Alan Pardew over a new deal, as they look to put down solid foundations for a prolonged stay in the Premier League. 

Despite a rocky patch of form in recent weeks, the overall trend for both Pardew and Palace has been extremely positive since he arrived at the very start of 2015. Having guided us to a top half finish last season, the aim is to better that this term, with the security of a newly penned contract behind him.

Whilst the January transfer window has brought only one arrival in the shape of Emmanuel Adebayor, there is no doubt that the full throttle atmosphere it creates will have impacted upon the discussions taking place between Alan and the board, which now, as we enter the final few months of the season, can happily recommence.

With talk of the England job having swirled around Pardew in the months leading up to this, it remains a completely sensible move on the club’s part, to attempt to tie the boss down for four or five more years, whilst the recent dip in results is likely to have made the gaffer even more open than he previously was, to committing his future to the football club. 

Given the free and easy nature Pardew supposedly has with Steve Parish and his fellow directors, you wouldn’t think the discussions would be too arduous, but as is often the case in the world of professional football, there remains a degree of mystery over why certain things take so much longer than others. 

Watch this space. 

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6 Comments

  • Spiceboy February 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm Reply

    Worst transfer window I have ever seen shame on you Pardew & board. Townsend would of been the player wing or behind striker to fill the gapping void bolo has left. Booooooo

    • Richard Glen February 2, 2016 - 3:32 pm Reply

      I agree 1OO% with SPICEBOY!!!What an absolute joke!!!How are we expected to compete in terms of our aim in finishing in the top six and or winning a cup which Pardew thinks is a realistic target for us!!!The question is why is Parish keeping hold of his money??

  • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh February 2, 2016 - 3:15 pm Reply

    I don’t think it is Pardew’s fault. Most managers identify plenty of targets either off their own knowledge or via scouts recommendations. They then pass this onto the board who will then decide whether or not to proceed with the deal. In our case it would seem that the players we are after are all overpriced (in excess of 10mil). This is either due to scouts not identifying diamonds in the rough/players near the end of their deals or the clubs failure to negotiate good deals.

    Hopefully a long term deal will mean the board give Pardew more trust and capital in the transfer windows as he clearly has not got all his targets. It is no coincidence our best signing is Cabeye who is also our most expensive signing.

    In reality i think the club are well placed for a mid table finish and when you look at the squad/injuries we have then that is about fair. A cup run is on the cards and that would make for a very successful season.

    Hopefully next year the club will have identified some targets and get them signed up. Maybe a scout system overhaul is needed.

  • Richard Glen February 2, 2016 - 3:40 pm Reply

    THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL COP OUT BY THE BOARD!!PERSONALLY I HOPE ALAN PARDEW LEAVES FOR ANOTHER CLUB.PARISH + CO DO NOT DESERVE PARDEW!!I HOPE HE THINKS CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING A NEW DEAL!!!FORGET WINNING A CUP AND TOP SIX!!!!!!

    • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh February 2, 2016 - 6:34 pm Reply

      I never said either of those things. Mid Table and a cup run means somewhere between 8th-14th and a semi final in the cup. That is the limitation of the squad. The current team is capable but the squad players; Campbell, Mutch etc. are not.

      A win tonight should stop the panic and excessive exclamation mark brigade!!!!!

  • martyn February 11, 2016 - 12:52 pm Reply

    Wigan won the FA cup and went down. League form is nothing to do with doing well in a cup.
    We’re ok.

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