The striker has recently signed a short term deal with Crystal Palace.
The striker this week completed a move to Selhurst Park, signing a deal that will see him stay until the end of the season for now.
Pardew is hoping that the former Tottenham Hotspur man can come in and be the goalscorer his side is sorely lacking this season.
And he says he will sit down and talk with Sherwood, who managed Adebayor for a spell at White Hart Lane, to figure out how to get the best out of him.
“It is important to understand the history and talk to people who have worked with him,” the London Evening Standard reports him saying.
“I probably will speak to Tim. I need to work with Ade first and then I will call Tim just to finalise that my opinion is right.”
“Tim knows that there are certain things that Adebayor works with. I would be foolish to ignore them. I am going to try and create an atmosphere that gives him the best chance of success.”
If there is one man who certainly knows how to get the best out of Adebayor, it is Tim Sherwood.
The forward enjoyed a particularly prolific spell under his management, managing 14 goals in 24 appearances during their time together, after being frozen out by previous manager Andre Villas-Boas.
That is the sort of form Palace could do with in the 15 games remaining of this season, with a regular goalscorer something that could seriously push them towards a place in Europe next season.