Pardew’s job as man­ager is safe

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

LON­DON: Crys­tal Palace chair­man Steve Par­ish has as­sured un­der-pres­sure man­ager Alan Pardew that his job is se­cure and said he was a “pos­i­tive force” at the Pre­mier League club. The south Lon­don side’s 3-0 home win over Southamp­ton on Satur­day helped them stay three points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone af­ter six league de­feats in a row. “Alan has a 41 per­cent win record at Palace which is pretty as­ton­ish­ing,” Par­ish told Talk­sport. “It’s to­tally safe (Pardew’s job) in that ev­ery man­ager is un­der pres­sure. It’s a bi­nary in­dus­try and you have to win foot­ball matches.” Par­ish said the team was no more in cri­sis than the other clubs strug­gling near the foot of the ta­ble and said every­one at Sel­hust Park was work­ing hard to help Pardew suc­ceed. “We have to find the bal­ance. There’s plenty right and we just need to fix the things that are wrong,” he added. “If we’re in cri­sis then there are a lot of clubs in cri­sis. We need to get points on the board and every­one is be­hind Alan in do­ing that. “He’s a pos­i­tive force around the foot­ball club. If you look at the league, the top teams have gone on to a dif­fer­ent level but it’s very flat at the bot­tom.” Palace, who are 14th with 14 points, visit sec­ond-bot­tom Hull, who have 11, on Satur­day.

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