Carragher wonders if Alan Pardew will be able to save the Eagles.


Alan Pardew left Newcastle United were he had a turbulent relationship with the fans for Crystal Palace and has won his first tie for the Eagles as he beat Dover Athletic 4-0 to qualify for the fourth round of football's oldest competition - the FA Cup.

And Sky Sports expert Carragher says he is looking forward to Pardew's League debut with Palace against Tottenham at Selhurst Park and wonders if he will be able to turn around the fortunes of the South London club like Tony Pulis did last season.

"So the big question for Crystal Palace’s new manager is whether he can have the same effect as Tony Pulis and keep his side in the Premier League," Jamie Carragher told the Daily Mail.

"Alan Pardew has a tough baptism against rejuvenated Tottenham today but his first game as Newcastle manager was against Liverpool in December 2010.

"Newcastle won that 3-1. Some seem surprised he has made the move but, in many ways, it makes a lot of sense. Geographically, it will help his family and professionally he will get more help from his board and supporters," the former Liverpool defender added.

"Pardew is a good manager and I admire that he has been working in the Barclays Premier League for a long time.

"It will be interesting to see how things map out at club for which he has a genuine affinity."

Written by @Chukkymufc


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