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​Pardew reflects on Crystal Palace axing

Alan Pardew has been axed as Crystal Palace manager following comes eight defeats in their last 10 matches leaving them in 17th place in the Premier League - one place and one point above the relegation zone.

"I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody at Crystal Palace for their fantastic support," Pardew said in a statement on the club website. "In particular a big thanks to the players who gave me absolutely everything and Steve Parish and his board.

"Personally I have a lot of good feelings for this football club and am sad that my time there has ended.

"I feel that I have a special bond with the club and hope that hasn't been affected, I wish everybody associated with the club the best of luck in the future including of course the fans who have been magnificent."

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