Palace close to big announcement

Alan Pardew has revealed he will sign a contract extension at Crystal Palace once the club are mathematically safe from relegation.

Crystal Palace: Palace close to big announcementCrystal Palace: Palace close to big announcement

The Eagles are currently on 32 points, within touching distance of the magical 40-point mark, but Pardew is holding off on putting pen-to-paper on a new deal.

The former Newcastle boss still has two-and-a-half years left on the contract he signed when he made the switch from the north-east to Selhurst Park in January 2015 but is eager to commit his long-term future.

Talks over an extension have been ongoing since last year and are close to being completed, Pardew stating he is happy with the terms and willing to sign.

“They (talks) have progressed to a level where we have agreed,” he said.

“I am waiting to make sure this is a Premier League club next year, which is nothing to do with Steve Parish, it’s more to do with me.

“So when I get this team over the line then I’ll sit down and finalise it and I won’t do that until we do.”

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