Me and Pards at West Ham wernt the best of mates,but u got to say his honesty is refreshing!! pic.twitter.com/ZLSwLlxwAY— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) January 8, 2016
Indeed, Hutchison worked with Pardew at West Ham United and admits there was some fallout, with the two hardly being 'best of mates.'
However, he took to Twitter on Thursday to praise the former West Ham boss, who completely dismissed talk of his Crystal Palace predecessor Warnock at a press conference.
The 54-year-old was initially asked about Warnock's suggestion that Charlie Austin would be a good fit for Palace, as reported by the Guardian among others.
Come off brilliantly
Unless you're Warnock himself, it's hard not to be impressed by Pardew's retort. The Palace boss often divides opinion and isn't afraid to give his own.
On this occasion, though, it's come off brilliantly. Rarely has a Premier League manager responded with such succinct venom, looking all the better for it instead of the usual press-conference waffle produced by coaches.
Pardew may well be remembered in a hit-and-miss fashion by West Ham fans - and Hutchison himself - but Crystal Palace fans have every reason to love him right now.