The former Chelsea manager has touted the prospect in the last week.
Pardew said: "He's a real gent. He came into our office after the game and was very complimentary about us. That was lovely.
"It was great to beat a great team - and great teams have great managers.
"I'm not sure I've come up against many better sides. We beat Man United last season but Thursday was right up there.
"Could we see him back in England? For sure. He's a top manager and I think any club would be happy to have him."