Redknapp said: “Look at Alan Pardew. He’s done a superb job at Crystal Palace. Put him in charge of City and I think there’s every chance he could win the League with them. But he might never get the chance.”
Whilst a bold statement, it is hard to argue with Redknapp’s thinking.
Pardew has consistently been a solid Premier League level manager, and he has shown since being hired by Crystal Palace that he can have a team competing with the best sides in the division.
The Eagles sit in the top six after nine games, despite spending much less than a number of their more illustrious rivals, and Pardew should take much of the credit for their incredible turnaround from when he was named manager.
However, his name is not one that will ever be linked with the biggest jobs in the league, as he is an unfashionable choice. This means he will never be able to prove just how good he is, with Palace’s current position in the Premier League likely to be the highest ceiling he can ever reach.
Redknapp believes if City offered Pardew the head coach job, he would be good enough to lead them to the Premier League title, considering the strength of the players they can call upon.
Unfortunately, due to the modern age of football we live in, Pardew will never be given the chance.