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Crystal Palace sack Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace sack Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has been relieve of his duties 18 months after he led the club to their first FA cup final in 26 years, Sky Sports reports.

In a statement released on the club’s website, Pardew said: "I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody at Crystal Palace for their fantastic support. In particular a big thanks to the players who gave me absolutely everything and Steve Parish and his board.

"Personally I have a lot of good feelings for this football club and am sad that my time there has ended.

"I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn't been affected, I wish everybody associated with the club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans who have been magnificent."

Crystal Palace sack Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace sack Alan Pardew

On his part, Cyrstal Palace chairman Steve Parish added: "I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as manager and previously as a player.

"Following a fantastic second half of 2014/15, the 2015/16 season culminated in only narrowly missing out on winning the FA Cup as well as securing our Premier League place for a record breaking fourth time.

"During his tenure Alan's hard work and dedication were without question, he has improved so many areas of the club and we wish him the very best for the future."

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Recall that Alan Pardew left Newcastle United in January 2015 to take over at Crystal Palace.

He signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club, guiding them away from the relegation danger and to a 10th place finish last season.

He also led the team to the final of FA cup last season but lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

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