Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish would like Alan Pardew to keep managing the Eagles for the foreseeable future, but also indicated he wouldn't stand in the former Newcastle boss’ way if he decided to move to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
"We want Alan to stay at the club a very long time,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “But who knows what will happen, if Real Madrid want Alan Pardew then I'm sure we wouldn't stand in his way.
"Everyone wants to get to the best point they can in their career but I know right now that Alan is very happy here.
"He's not thinking about anything other than being here, we're not thinking about anything else, and if something comes up because we're very successful what can we do about it? We'll have to cross that bridge at the time."