Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has been singing the praises of Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew.
Pardew recently left Newcastle United to take up the managerial position at London club Palace and led them to a home win on Saturday.
The Eagles came from behind to get the better of Tottenham 2-1 at Selhurst Park to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Palace are still very much among the candidates to suffer relegation to the Championship at the end of the season, but Redknapp has highlighted how Pardew has changed the mood at the club.
“To go 1-0 down, without (Mile) Jedinak and (Yannick) Bolasie, and win that game is a huge result for that club and the manager,” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports.
“You could see when he was walking off that he was delighted with that, there’s a bit of desire and appetite now and they have their tails up.
“It’s going to be a tough place to play now because you can tell Alan Pardew has got the confidence up straight away.”
Winning at Selhurst Park is never easy and, as Redknapp points out, there is a certain buoyancy there at the moment.
Pardew’s arrival has enhanced the players’ confidence and optimism of the fans, and it showed on Saturday.
Many would have expected Palace to collapse after going down to what is a superior Tottenham side, but they actually stepped up their game after conceding the first goal of the match.
Of course, one win does not mean that everything will be all right, but Palace are certainly going to be stronger because of Pardew’s arrival.