Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is to sign a new long-term contract at Crystal Palace before Saturday’s FA Cup final.
The former Newcastle manager returned to Selhurst Park where he played in the early part of his career in January 2015 and signed a three-and-a-half year deal. Talks on extending the contract were put on hold until Palace guaranteed their Premier League status for a fourth consecutive season. Palaces won only two of their final 21 league games and were not mathematically safe until beating Stoke on their penultimate game. But before facing Manchester United at Wembley, Pardew said: “I think we probably going to do it before the game.”
The new deal is understood to increase Pardew’s current £1.5m salary up to £2m and extend his commitment to the South London club till 2020. Alan Pardew has refused rule out a new deal for striker Emmanuel Adebayor.The former Arsenal and Man City forward joined the club in January but has scored just one goal in 15 appearances.It looked as though Adebayor was set to leave the club, but Pardew said he could still earn a deal at Palace. He said;
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“Ade’s been brilliant around this place. The messages and advice he’s given to the players have been great.Speaking about the impact Adebayor could have in the upcoming FA Cup final, Pardew added: “Ade has played for Real Madrid. He understands what it’s like to play in these big finals against the likes of Man United.We’ll sit down at the end of the year, shake hands and discuss where we go from there. He’ll have options but nothing’s decided.”