Alan Pardew has admitted to the FourFourTwo magazine that Newcastle United are a bigger club than Crystal Palace.
Pardew was in charge of Newcastle from December 2010 till the end of December 2014, when he left them for Premier League rivals Palace.
The Englishman has admitted that he had doubts when he accepted the offer at the Eagles and has conceded that Newcastle are a bigger club.
“Of course, coming from Newcastle, they are a bigger club than Palace, but if you compare the roster of players, I didn’t think it was much of a step down,” Pardew told the FourFourTwo magazine when asked if he had doubts. “I felt I could lift the group of players here and get a lot more out of them."
Newcastle may be a bigger club than Palace, but at the moment it is the London outfit who are on the up.
The Magpies narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season, finishing just four points above the bottom three in 15th. Meanwhile, Palace ended up as high as 10th with 48 points from 38 matches.
The Eagles look set to have a successful campaign in 2015-16, while Newcastle appear to be heading towards yet another disappointing season.
As things stand, Pardew’s Palace are fourth in the Premier League table, while the Magpies are at the foot of the standings.