Former Crystal Palace manager (twice) Neil Warnock, says that he told Alan Pardew he should get away from Newcastle United because of his treatment by Newcastle fans.
After Tony Pulis walked out at the beginning of last season, Neil Warnock was appointed for the second time at Selhurst Park.
His first game back was at St James Park in a topsy turvy match which Crystal Palace grabbed a point from with a late goal in a 3-3 draw.
If you recall, this was the game where Alan Pardew blamed the crowd for the late equaliser, claiming that the players got carried away by the Newcatsle fans demanding a fourth goal, whereas it was simply the supporters getting behind their team and encouraging them.
How ironic that Neil Warnock uses the actions of the fans that particular day to beat them for the treatment of Pardew.
Warnock was speaking on Goals On Sunday on Sky yesterday and claims he said to Alan Pardew that very day, he would go to Palace next and that the then United manager couldn’t be enjoying being at St James Park (a few PAYING fans might disagree as to who was actually suffering back then…).
“The (Crystal Palace) job was made to measure for him (Alan Pardew).
“My first game (2014/15 season) was up at Newcastle where we drew 3-3, I remember in his office afterwards saying to Alan ‘this (Crystal Palace) is your next club’.”
“I said you can’t be booed here (St James Park) and enjoy it, he was getting slaughtered up there.
“Whereas they love him at Palace. I went back to Palace (Saturday’s 2-0 win over West Brom) and the fans were fantastic, it is a great club, I have been lucky.
“For a manager it is a great atmosphere.”