LONDON (AP) -- Alan Pardew has taken charge of Crystal Palace after swapping mid-table Newcastle to a team fighting against Premier League relegation.
Palace says Pardew signed a 3 ? year contract to manage the club he played for from 1987 to 1991, filling the void left by Neil Warnock's firing on Saturday.
Pardew had been at Newcastle since 2010 and Palace had to buy him out of a contract that ran until 2020.
Pardew often endured abuse from fans at the north-east club as he coped with limited financial resources under Mike Ashley's ownership. He should receive a fonder reception at Palace, where he is remembered for scoring the goal that took the team to the 1991 FA Cup final, which Manchester United won.
Pardew will take charge of Sunday's FA Cup game against Dover.