Pardew asked to resign as Crystal Palace manager

Alan Pardew has been asked to resign as Crystal Palace manager with the club just above the relegation places, chairman Steve Parish said on Thursday. Pardew, 55, guided Palace to last season’s FA Cup final where they lost to Manchester United in extra-time but their league form this term has been poor, winning just four of their 17 matches. They are presently only a point above the relegation places.