According to various reports, Crystal Palace have agreed a £2m compensation deal with Newcastle for manager Alan Pardew.
The relationship between Newcastle fans and manager Alan Pardew has always been a rocky one, but now it appears to be coming to a shocking end.
Pardew has been the subject of various protests from Newcastle fans after a largely torrid 2014, and even after an upturn in results in the last two months, Pardew is finally set for the exit.
Yet Newcastle won't be sacking Pardew, who still has six years left on his bumper contract at St. James' Park. Instead, he'll be heading to Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.
The Eagles are in need of a manager having sacked Neil Warnock on Saturday, and reports from The Daily Mail, The MIrror and The Sun suggest that Palace and Newcastle have agreed upon a £2m compensation fee which will see Pardew move back to Selhurst Park.
The 53-year-old played well over 100 games for Palace during his time as a midfielder, and is seen as the man to lead Palace out of relegation trouble.
It's virtually perfect for all parties; Newcastle fans have got their wish with Pardew set to leave, whilst Pardew caa head back to South London, with Palace able to get behind a manager who used to play for the club.
An official announcement has yet to be made, but it shouldn't be too far away with Pardew on the verge of joining Palace before the start of 2015.