Pardew could replace Holloway as Palace boss
In a surprise claim, the Sunday People reports Holloway is under ‘massive pressure’ at Selhurst Park, despite leading them to promotion from the Championship last term.
After two games in the top flight, Palace are still without a point.
However, they lost narrowly on the opening day to Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur by a goal to nil, and yesterday enjoyed a half-time lead before Stoke City pipped them 2-1.
Palace have certainly not been disgraced so far, which makes the newspaper’s claim all the more surprising.
However, according to the paper, there is tension behind the scenes at Selhurst Park due to Holloway’s complaints over the club’s transfer business so far.
With the transfer deadline drawing ever nearer, Palace’s squad is still extremely thin, leading Holloway to become frustrated.
According to the report, former Palace player Pardew is in line to replace Holloway should he lose his job.
However, any chance of Pardew taking over rests on whether he is shown the door by Newcastle, as the Eagles are unwilling to pay big compensation for him, the newspaper claims.
Pardew has picked up one point from two games so far this campaign with Newcastle, having seen his side lose 4-0 to Manchester City on Monday and draw 0-0 with West Ham United yesterday.
Despite the fact he has seven years left to run on his contract at St James’ Park, Pardew’s future is unclear following last season’s poor league placing and the appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football.