Report: Arsenal great Ian Wright full of praise for Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Arsenal great Ian Wright is delighted for Alan Pardew, who recently left Newcastle United for Crystal Palace.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been singing the praises of Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew in The Sun.

Pardew has got off to a flying start as manger of Palace, winning both his games in charge of the London club so far.

The 53-year-old led the Eagles to a 4-0 victory over Dover Athletic away from home in the third round of the FA Cup and then masterminded a 2-1 home win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Palace’s victory over Spurs at Selhurst Park was especially brilliant, as the Eagles came from a goal down to deservedly pick up the three points.

Wright has described Pardew as his manager of the weekend and wrote in The Sun: “You could see what victory meant to Pards the way he celebrated at the final whistle.

“For a man who came through some real tough times at his previous club as Newcastle boss, it was great to see.

“One game in he’s already dragged them out of the relegation zone, and while there’s still a long way to go, it’s a great foundation stone to lay down.”

Rightly or wrongly Pardew did not the full backing of the Newcastle fans during his four years at St. James’ Park, but the Englishman seems to have endeared himself to the Palace supporters already.

A single win does not mean that the good times are back at Selhurst Park, but it is the certainly a start to a promising future.

The win against Tottenham has lifted Palace out of the relegation zone, but the London side are still just a point above the bottom three.

A lot of work needs to be done, but Palace fans have every reason to be optimistic.

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