Rumours doing the rounds on social media tonight involve Alan Pardew joining Crystal Palace. Some bookies have even installed Pardew as favourite to succeed Neil Warnock. Pardew’s refusal to answer questions about the Palace job before the game, and not turning up for his post-match press conference after the win against Everton have only fueled speculation about his future.
In Pardew’s place at the post-match press conference was assistant manager John Carver, who was told not to answer any questions about Pardew / Palace by Media Overlord Wendy Taylor.
Apparently there are thousands of Geordies lining up outside of St. James’s to offer Pardew a lift south.
I won’t be surprised if there’s nothing doing on this one. I will however maintain hope for a Christmas miracle.