Yohan Cabaye explains how Alan Pardew is different at Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew

The midfielder says his manager is more involved than he was at Newcastle United.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Yohan Cabaye has explained how Alan Pardew is different at Crystal Palace to Newcastle United.

The manager replaced Neil Warnock at the club last January, with them 13th in the table about just four points from the relegation zone.

He has overseen a dramatic overturn of form since then, with them finishing tenth last season and currently fifth, four points outside the top four, halfway through this campaign.

Things are going much better for him at Selhurst Park than they did at St James Park; with him often the target for much of the criticism as the Magpies struggled.

And Cabaye has explained how he is different at Palace, having played under him at both clubs.

"In general he is the same," he told cpfc.co.uk.

"[But] I think he's more involved in the club at Palace. You look at the training ground, the stadium, everything; he's involved.

"For him he feels much better than he did at Newcastle, I think. What he's done from the start [at Palace] has been fantastic."

With Pardew now enjoying life in London, there is every chance that England may come knocking in the summer.

Roy Hodgson is yet to agree a new deal as the Three Lions boss, and a poor tournament at Euro 2016 is sure to hasten his departure.

Should that be the case, and the FA decide to stick with an English manager for the national side, Pardew would surely be top of that list given how things are going so far this season.

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