Alan Pardew celebrates win in the pub with Crystal Palace fans
Published 13/12/2015 | 12:17
Love him or hate him, Alan Pardew is the man of the moment.
Since taking over from Neil Warnock as manager at the start of the 2014/15 season - when Crystal Palace were rooted to the bottom of the league - the man fans call 'Super Al' has overseen the Eagles' meteoric rise to their current position of sixth in the Premier League.
Palace continued their phenomenal form under Pardew with a 1-0 home win over former club, Southampton, with a solitary goal from Yohan Cabaye separating the two teams.
Alan Pardew and his assistant coach Keith Millen toasted the team's latest win in post-match celebrations with home fans at a pub nearby to Selhurst Park.
The 54-year-old joined Crystal Palace supporters in the Whitehorse Pub to mark the ten year anniversary since the creation of the Holmesdale Fanatics: the section of the Eagles supporters who have helped produce the South London club's famous Selhurst Park atmosphere.
Speaking after the game on Saturday, Pardew said: “We bossed the first half and deserved to get in front. The last 10 minutes were a bit frantic but overall we did enough.
“We got an important win today. We are all so determined to keep our sixth place. It was a good performance from us, a good day for Crystal Palace. We are in good form.”
Palace's eighth win of the season leaves them just three points off the Champions League places after Manchester United slipped up at Bournemouth.