Alan Pardew is the new manager of Crystal Palace...according to Wikipedia

The website has already updated his job description

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Alan Pardew is the new manager of Crystal Palace, according to his Wikipedia page.

Talks are reportedly at an advanced stage between Newcastle and managerless Palace over a compensation package for the 53-year-old.

However, it seems that some bright spark writing on Wikipedia just could not wait any longer to update his job title.

Alan Pardew has his work cut out at Crystal Palace

Pardew signed a five-and-a-half year deal  at Newcastle when he took over from Chris Hughton in December 2010. Pardew had been dismissed by Southampton four months earlier.


A return to Palace would see Pardew playing for the club who he helped guide to the FA Cup final in 1990, when, playing as a midfielder, he scored the winning goal as Palace defeated Liverpool 4-3 after extra-time in the semi-final. Palace went on to lose the final 1-0 to Manchester United in a replay at Wembley Stadium, after the final ended 3-3.

Update: The page has since reverted Pardew's title back to Newcastle manager...for now.