Alan Pardew

The Frenchman has been talking about Pardew's new office set-up.

This summer saw Yohan Cabaye return to English football. The former Newcastle United man endured a tricky time at Paris Saint-Germain - during which time he spent more time warming the bench then actually playing.

So when Alan Pardew, his former coach at Newcastle United came calling, he jumped at the chance to make the move to Crystal Palace.

It has certainly been a hit. He has thrived in London and been one of the best buys in the Premier League this season.

The familiarity with the manager must help, but Cabaye has now revealed one marked difference between Pardew now and the Pardew at Newcastle...parakeets.


Cabaye has told L'Equipe:

"The coach did not (have parakeets) in Newcastle. It's nice. That made ​​me smile. It does not surprise me about him.

"He feels very good here, he set up the office as an extension of his home, because he spends a lot of time here. He played for Crystal Palace and, becoming manager "at home", well he seeks to enroll in duration to build a team, a project.

"It is a sign of well-being that he came with his birds. It creates his atmosphere."

Palace might just be called The Eagles but considering their current performance maybe it is the parakeets that are providing the club with some luck.

Obviously not, that comes from their owner. Pardew has Palace playing some great football and it shows with their league position as they currently sit in sixth position in the table and are looking to tie up a fantastic league finish this term.

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