Speculation over the future of Palace boss Pardew

There is speculation over Alan Pardew’s future as Crystal Palace manager in the wake of Saturday’s extraordinary defeat at Swansea.

The 5-4 loss against their fellow strugglers left Palace above the Premier League relegation zone only on goal difference and has inevitably led to reports Pardew could be on his way out of Selhurst Park.

The Guardian suggest Pardew will need to show he is willing to make radical changes in order to keep his job following six consecutive defeats.

It is also suggested that Palace’s owners will monitor the reaction of the players to Pardew in training this week.

Sam Allardyce is a possible alternative, the newspaper reports.

Meanwhile, the Express declare that Pardew faces crisis talks with Palace chairman and co-owner Steve Parish and will be asked to prove he can turn things around.

Parish has been supportive of Pardew but is reportedly coming under pressure for answers from Palace’s American co-owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.

The Daily Mail say Pardew has two matches to save his job – against Hull City and his former club Southampton.

The Sun reports that Pardew will not quit despite being under-fire from frustrated Eagles fans.

The Daily Mirror reports that former England and West Ham boss Allardyce is the fans’ choice to take over.

And The Times suggests that another former England manager, Roy Hodgson, could be in the frame if Pardew is axed.

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