Pardew on verge of Palace deal

Alan Pardew is expected to be unveiled as the next Crystal Palace manager after Newcastle United gave him permission to hold talks with their Premier League rivals.

Newcastle freed the former Eagles player make the move to Selhurst Park after a compensation deal was struck.

The club released a statement saying: "Crystal Palace have made a formal approach requesting permission to speak to Alan Pardew in relation to their vacant managerial position.

"Crystal Palace have offered compensation at a level whereby Alan has now been permitted to speak to them.

"As a result of this development today (Monday), Alan will not be at training on Tuesday."

Western Sydney Wanderers boss and former Palace player and first team coach, Tony Popovic, was on the shortlist of candidates after Neil Warnock was given his marching orders.

But Pardew was always favourite for the post and is expected to sign a four-year deal to reunite with the club he played for from 1987-1991.