Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Newcastle experience made him a more resilient coach

After finally cutting his ties with Newcastle following a difficult four years at St James’ Park, new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes the experience has toughened him up as a boss, reports the Express.

Pardew spent the majority of his time at Newcastle as the subject of protests from the supporters, which often went over the line and extended to his family.

Despite such a rocky spell in the North-East, the 53-year-old never gave in and enjoyed a good start overall to the new season. But he admitted recently that he lost the will to keep going under such immense pressure.

He does, however, feel the experience has changed him as a manager, and that he’s much tougher than before he joined Newcastle.

“My resilience and character has grown because of the nature of the club. You cannot help but grow as a manager. Now we have a tough challenge here at Palace. We need to make sure that we turn our home form into a positive,” he said.

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