VIDEO Alan Pardew gives his first Crystal Palace interview

Alan Pardew has given an exclusive interview to Crystal Palace after being revealed as their new manager.

Returning to the club he played for for four years [try saying that after a few drinks], Pardew confirmed that the move was one that was right for his career and family after he was formally unveiled as Palace manager on Saturday.

Hear what he had to say below:

In a formal statement to the press, Pardew said

“I am absolutely delighted to be the new manager of Crystal Palace.

“Everyone knows my history here, what’s important now is to move the club to the next level.

“I believe with the backing of [chairman] Steve [Parish] and the board I can help achieve that and create some new exciting history for the club.

“I must thank [owner] Mike Ashley and the board for their unwavering support during my tenure at the club.”

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Lee Hurley

Writer specialising in good football and bad relationships. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.