Tony Pulis makes a claim about Pardew's time at Newcastle, fans disagree

Alan Pardew

The West Brom boss feels the Crystal Palace manager can coach England - and did well at Newcastle United.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis feels Crystal Palace counterpart Alan Pardew could manage England next - and says he did a 'fantastic job' at Newcastle, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, Pardew has done exceptionally at Palace since leaving Newcastle and is the favourite among bookmakers to eventually succeed Roy Hodgson, according to Sky Bet.

But supporters at St James' Park never seemed convinced that Pardew was doing things right on Tyneside.

Pulis disagrees, however, and feels he didn't get the credit he deserved with the Magpies. Or he's just playing mind games ahead of the Baggies' clash with Crystal Palace...

The West Brom boss is quoted as telling reporters: "He's done very well everywhere he's been. He's done a fantastic job at Newcastle and I don't think he got the credit he deserved. Now he's gone to Palace and picked it up."

Unsurprisingly, Newcastle fans haven't agreed with the West Brom head coach on Twitter - and generally don't seem to buy into the outsider view about how well Pardew did with their side.

His achievements at Crystal Palace have so far gone unquestioned but many pundits and rival coaches have simply ignored the months of underachievement on Tyneside.

Here's a selection of how Newcastle fans have responded to Pulis's comments about his Palace rival:

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