Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says he is ready to commit his future to the club now Premier League safety has been secured.
Palace were as high as fifth at Christmas, but their league form has derailed in dramatic fashion since the turn of the year.
Their 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday, inspired by a second-half brace from Dwight Gayle, was only their second in 20 matches.
Pardew has maintained that he will not sign a new contract until Palace’s survival had been secured, but with their top-flight status now in tact, the former Newcastle and West Ham manager is ready to commit his future to the club.
Pardew said: “The contract was agreed some time ago but I know this football club and it was very important that our status was secured for me to warrant that contract in my opinion.
“Now it is, I will happily sign it. There has been no question of me not signing it unless we went down, then I would have to ask them if they wanted to do it if I am honest.
“So, there is no problem with my commitment to this football club.”