Dover chairman blasts ‘arrogant’ Alan Pardew

OUT OF TOON ... Alan Pardew.
OUT OF TOON ... Alan Pardew.

DOVER Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter has branded former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew as “arrogant”.

Pardew guided Crystal Palace, his new club, to a 4-0 FA Cup win over the non-league club on Sunday.

The 53-year-old – who quit Newcastle last week – had complained that it took him and his players 20 minutes to walk to Crabble Athletic Ground from the coach drop-off point.

But Parmenter told The Sun: “It’s complete arrogance for him to expect us to make special arrangements just because it’s him.

“I don’t know what Pardew was doing for 20 minutes – you can crawl up there on all fours in a couple of minutes.”

Parmenter added that Pardew was “rude” to staff.