Alan Pardew has this morning given an exclusive first interview since his appointment at Crystal Palace was confirmed and you can watch the full interview below.
Pardew has claimed that he has ‘progressed’ Newcastle United and taken the club forward in his four years at St. James’ Park.
Which I suppose is technically true at the minute…Chris Hughton sacked with Newcastle safely mid-table in twelfth after given next to no money to spend and Mike Ashley selling a number of players when relegated…to now Newcastle are safely mid-table in tenth!
“I’d like to build a football club that has progressed…I managed to do that at Southampton, I managed to do that at Newcastle – took those clubs forward.
“I felt it (moving Newcastle to Palace) was right for myself, for my family and my career.”
“Without putting pressure on my Chairman…we’ve had discussions where I think we are going to need a player or two at least and that is what we are going to try and do.”