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Alan Pardew keen to restore spirit of his playing days to Crystal Palace

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Alan Pardew has said that he wants to restore the spirit of his playing days after taking over as the manager of Crystal Palace. Pardew was released from his Newcastle contract on Saturday morning and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to return to the club he served for four years as a player. The former midfielder was part of a successful spell in the club’s history between 1987 and 1991, scoring the winner against Liverpool to take them to the 1990 FA Cup final.

In an interview broadcast on the club’s website, he said: “I think the fans remember that era I was in, they admired the spirit and they’d probably like to see a bit more of that. Hopefully I can bring that back.

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