The former Newcastle United star has given the current boss his backing.
And the biggest example of Pardew's managerial ability is the 4-4 draw between Newcastle and Arsenal in 2011, according to the 34-year-old.
Arsenal led 4-0 in that game but the Magpies fought back to earn the unlikeliest of draws - all apparently thanks to the boss's half-time team-talk.
"Best games? The 4-4 draw against Arsenal is one that sticks out for me," Lovenkrands wrote in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
"I played in that game and it was incredible. When you are 4-0 down at half-time to a team like Arsenal you think: ‘**** - this is going to end up 8-0 or something!’
"The way he organised the team that day at half-time was memorable. He dug into a couple of players at the break. You need to do that sometimes in those situations – then he rearranged the team and we went out and we produced for him."