Alan Pardew looks set to leave Newcastle for Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew

Newcastle have given Crystal Palace permission to speak to manager Alan Pardew over the vacancy at Selhurst Park.

The Magpies confirmed late on Monday night that the Eagles had made a formal approach for the 53-year-old, who has been in charge at St James’ Park since December 2010, as they look for a replacement for Neil Warnock.

A statement read: “Newcastle United can confirm that Crystal Palace have made a formal approach requesting permission to speak to Alan Pardew in relation to their vacant managerial position. Crystal Palace have offered compensation at a level whereby Alan has now been permitted to speak to them.

“As a result of this development today, Alan will not be at training on Tuesday. Training will be the responsibility of assistant manager John Carver. The club will make a further announcement in due course.”