Done deal! Alan Pardew finally appointed Crystal Palace manager

DEAL ... Alan Pardew.
DEAL ... Alan Pardew.

ALAN Pardew has finally become Crystal Palace’s new manager – and ended his four-year tenure at Newcastle United.

The appointment is yet to be confirmed by the two clubs.

But BBC Sport report that Pardew tonight signed a contract at Selhurst Park.

The 53-year-old had been given permission to speak to his former club early in the week.

Newcastle have accepted compensation package worth a reported £3.5m.

Pardew will take charge of Palace for Sunday’s FA Cup tie away to Dover Athletic.

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