Boss plays down England talk

29 Sep

Alan Pardew admits managing England would be the pinnacle of his career, but says he is fully committed to Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace: Boss plays down England talkCrystal Palace: Boss plays down England talk

The 55-year-old is one of the names linked to the vacant role following Sam Allardyce’s departure from the job after just 67 days and one game in charge.

Allardyce’s short reign came to an end after his contract was terminated by mutual consent on Tuesday after he was secretly filmed by the Daily Telegraph making a series of controversial comments.

Pardew, who has been at Palace since January 2015, said he was “proud” to be in the select group being touted as Allardyce’s possible replacement but will be focusing purely on his current position.

“(Bournemouth manager) Eddie Howe said this morning it was the pinnacle for any Englishman’s career, I agree with that,” he said.

“I’m so lucky to have this football club where it is right now, the chairman and I have a great relationship. They have shown me great faith and I have a team I have a good feeling about. This football club at this time is where I want to be.

“It holds a special place for me as I played here, that is where my focus is entirely right now.”


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