Alan Pardew has officially been named as Crystal Palace's new manager

The 53 year-old will be in the dugout for the London side’s FA Cup clash against Dover on Sunday.

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ALAN PARDEW HAS officially taken charge of Crystal Palace.

There has been no confirmation yet from the London club but it’s believed the 53 year-old put pen to paper on Friday evening.

His first game in charge will be Sunday’s FA Cup 3rd Round clash with Conference side Dover Athletic.

Some reports have claimed Palace and Newcastle finally agreed to compensation of £3.5m.

Earlier on Friday, Keith Millen, who had stepped in as caretaker manager following Neil Warnock’s dismissal, had revealed that the delay in appointing Pardew was as a result of some minor contractual details.

Millen also said that Pardew had already held a staff meeting and spoken to the players and would take training on Saturday.

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