Tuesday 27 September 2016

Pardew happy to stay

Published 03/01/2016 | 02:30

File photo dated 28-11-2015 of Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 02, 2016. Alan Pardew is looking to extend his contract with Crystal Palace in the belief that the club share his ambition of winning silverware. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit should read John Walton/PA Wire.
File photo dated 28-11-2015 of Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 02, 2016. Alan Pardew is looking to extend his contract with Crystal Palace in the belief that the club share his ambition of winning silverware. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit should read John Walton/PA Wire.

Alan Pardew is looking to extend his contract with Crystal Palace in the belief that the club share his ambition of winning silverware.

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It is a year since the 54-year-old arrived at Selhurst Park, ending a topsy-turvy spell at the Newcastle helm.

Pardew has proved a far more popular figure back at his former club, who he has led from relegation candidates to fifth in the Premier League.

Talks are now under way to reward him for that progress - something Pardew is open to as he believes the Eagles match his desire to win trophies.

"The reason I am talking to them about a new contract here is because I feel we could go forward," Pardew said. "There is no point in me staying if I don't have the ambition.

"At this time of my career, I need to win trophies - that is probably the thing that you can hold against me as a manager, so I want to win trophies. I want to go and win games and not a 'see how we go' kind of attitude to try and stay in the game," he said.

Palace - who entertain Chelsea this afternoon - were marooned in the bottom three when Pardew succeeded Neil Warnock last January, yet he still oversaw a 10th-placed finish that is on course to be bettered this season.

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