Alan Pardew is poised to be rewarded with a great contract at Crystal Palace. The former Newcastle manager who led the Eagles to a top ten finish last season would be rewarded for his impressive performance as a Palace manager.

Alan Pardew in talks to sign new long-term contract at Crystal Palace
Pardew took over Crystal Palace, when they were lingering in the relegation places, at the start of this year and has made the London outfit a competitive team. Palace currently sit in sixth place in the premier league standings and miss out on the Champions League spot only by goal difference.

The performances put up by the team in the last one year and the support delineated by the crowd has certainly convinced the Palace management that Pardew is the right man to take the club forward. The manager is currently on a contract worth 1.5 million pounds. The signing of the likes of players like Yohan Cabaye coupled with the attacking displays this season has certainly made Palace a team to watch out for and a major contender for the top four in this unpredictable season.

The management has realized the importance of taking a quick decision, taking into account the recent recognition that the manager is receiving. There are rumors that he may be next in line for the England job and there were reports earlier that he was considered for the Chelsea job when Mourinho was sacked.

For a team like Palace who were constantly fighting a relegation battle after their entry to the top tier , a win percentage of more than 50 percent achieved by Pardew is definitely impressive. Hence, the decision to incentivize the manager is definitely the right step taken by the Palace Chief Steve Parish.