Former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will move to Crystal Palace on a three and a half year contract the club has confirmed.
Alan Pardew is yet been officially confirmed as the Crystal Palace new manager. Pardew attended Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa and is widely expected to succeed Neil Warnock as the club’s full-time boss. At press conference caretaker manager Keith Millen said the deal is taking 'a bit longer than expected'.
KM: "(Palace and Pardew) are still talking but there's no problems at all, it's just taking a bit longer than expected"
KM: "We're preparing for Alan to take training tomorrow but he'll pick the team."
KM: "(Pardew) left training to myself and Ben (Garner) today, he was in the office sorting things out."
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QPR's top scorer Charlie Austin and his fiancee have complained to police after a Twitter user made a sexual comment about his daughter. The striker found the comment after he posted this picture of himself and his two-year-old daughter Avabella.
The Twitter account where the comment came from has now been suspended. Austin's fiancee Bianca Parker said it had made her stomach churn.
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Neil Warnock has become the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season after being sacked as Crystal Palace boss.
The 66-year-old, who was appointed Palace boss for the second time in August following Tony Pulis's departure, was dismissed in the wake of the 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day.
The loss left Palace in the relegation zone on 15 points, one point from safety.
"Crystal Palace Football Club can today confirm that Neil Warnock has been relieved of his duties and is no longer first-team manager," a club statement said.
"The club would like to put on record its thanks to Neil for all his hard work and energy over the past four months."
The former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a lorry. Carlisle, who also also used to be the Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association, was taken to Leeds General Hospital after the collision in North Yorkshire this morning.
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