Millen: Pardew to be Crystal Palace manager by Friday

first_img1 Caretaker manager Keith Millen expects Alan Pardew to be installed as Crystal Palace boss by Friday.Former Palace midfielder Pardew watched the Eagles’ 0-0 draw at Aston Villa ahead of his anticipated move from Newcastle.The draw failed to lift Palace out of the Premier League relegation zone but Millen confirmed Pardew was pleased with the point after coming into the dressing room after the game.And Millen, caretaker manager since Neil Warnock was sacked last month, is just waiting for Pardew’s appointment to be rubber stamped.He said when asked if all was on track: “I think so, I don’t think he would have been at the game if there was a problem, he wouldn’t have been sitting in the stands.“We are preparing for Alan to come in tomorrow to start working. We have a big game against Dover on Sunday so we have to get our heads around that one.“I kept the lads in the know from what I knew from the chairman. Before the game when we left the hotel we weren’t sure but then I got a message to say Alan was coming.“He didn’t have any input during the game or before but he came in after and was pleased and proud with what he saw.“He said we need to add more to our game to score more goals and win football matches but it’s a good start for Alan to see us.”Millen is also set to stay with Palace after Pardew asked him to continue at the club.He said: “As the weeks go by he’ll analyse what we do. We have to learn what he wants and hopefully we can do that.“If Alan wants to bring in people I’m sure he will, we haven’t got a big staff but we work hard and are organised.” Alan Pardew with Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish last_img

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