Alan Pardew: Crystal Palace close to my heart

New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew admits it was a "difficult" decision to leave Newcastle but says it was the right one for his career.

He joins Palace on a three-year deal and says the Eagles are "close to his heart" having played for the club between 1987 and 1991.

Pardew thinks he can "help" Palace, who are without a win in eight league outings and sit third from bottom of the Premier League after 20 games.

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