Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has revealed to The Sun that he will send text messages to a couple of the Newcastle United players.
Newcastle are facing relegation from the Premier League and will head into tomorrow’s match against West Ham at home in danger of going down to the Championship.
A win against the Hammers at St. James’ Park will guarantee the Magpies survival in the English top flight, but it will not be easy for a team who have lost nine of their last 10 league matches.
Pardew, who left Newcastle for Palace at the start of the year, has given his support to Newcastle and has revealed that he will communicate with the players.
“I will text a couple of senior players messages of goodwill,” the Englishman told The Sun. “Newcastle is close to my heart. It’s one of the best clubs in the world and they just need to get over the line. I hope John and the team win.”
It is truly great of Pardew to show such support to Newcastle, especially as he was not very popular with the fans.
There were protests against the 53-year-old at St. James’ Park last season when results and performances left much to be desired.
But it seems that Pardew genuinely cares for the club and wants them to remain in the Premier League.