Alan Pardew explains the difference at Crystal Palace to other clubs he has managed

Alan Pardew

The Crystal Palace manager has also taken charge of Newcastle, West Ham Southampton and Charlton.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Alan Pardew outlined the difference between Crystal Palace and the likes of West Ham, Newcastle and Southampton - the other teams he has managed.

He said: “The one thing that is different at this club is that I have full control of transfers. I’ve not had that before and actually not many managers in the Premier League have it. The chairman and I have no one between us and we discuss things every day.”

In the modern world of football, with directors of football and numerous scouts in charge of transfers, the system at Palace is vastly different to the norm.

It is a throwback to the past, but it is hard to criticise the Eagles’ set-up considering some of the players they have brought in this summer.

Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham and Bakary Sako all represent transfers of varying levels, although all have the chances to be a success. Whilst the loan deal for Patrick Bamford brings attacking strength to the Palace team, in a different style to that which they currently possess.

Pardew has admitted that this control over transfers has never been handed to him at clubs earlier in his career, and it was evident at Newcastle especially that players were being sold against his wishes.

Pardew looks to be the perfect man to coach Palace, and his impressive run last season gives much to bring hope to fans for 2015/16. He may be doing things differently at Selhurst Park, but it certainly looks to be working for the club.

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