Former Sunderland and Leeds United manager Peter Reid said on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (January 24) that Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is a victim of his own success.
Reid made the comments following Palace’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in the Premier League last Saturday.
“He (Pardew) has done a great job,” said the former Manchester City boss. “The biggest thing I would say about Alan at the moment is that he is probably a victim of his own success, if that makes sense.”
Pardew was appointed the Palace manager in the middle of last season after his departure from Newcastle United.
The Englishman did a great job at the Eagles last season, guiding the London outfit to a 10th-placed finish.
Palace have been doing quite well until recently, with many suggesting that they could end up in the European places.
Recently results, though, have been poor, with the defeat to Tottenham at home extending their winless run in the Premier League to six games. Palace are 11th now, and they could miss out on a top-five or a top-six finish.
While many fans will be disappointed with the team’s recent results, they must remember that for a team like Palace, a top-10 finish would be a brilliant achievement.