By Amir Mir
Crystal Palace have sacked Alan Pardew as manager – and Newcastle fans on Twitter have seen the funny side.
The club confirmed on its official website on Thursday afternoon that the former Magpies boss has been told to step down from managerial duties.
This comes after a bad run of results which has seen them win one game in their last 11 matches and pick up only 26 points from their last 36 Premier League games.
Pardew left St James’ Park in January 2015 to take over the reigns at the London outfit, but he leaves with the side one place above the relegation zone.
Newcastle fans on Twitter, who were always critical of the Englishmen, were delighted to hear of his sacking.
One supporter stated that sacking Pardew was the best decision that Palace have ever made as he wished them club good luck.
Others just saw the funny side as the majority of the Toon Army fans were critical of his managerial style whilst he worked with the north east club.
Overall, the St James’ Park faithful were congratulating the Palace fans as Pardew has now left the club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@CPFC Best decision you ever made. Good luck.
— tony (@RafaIsAGeordie) December 22, 2016
— Ciaran Neary (@CiaranNeary) December 22, 2016
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) December 22, 2016
— ⛳Craig Longmore ⚽ (@craiglongmore) December 22, 2016
@CPFC we Geordies are so deluded
— Jamie Bunce (@jamiebunce1911) December 22, 2016
@CPFC many congratulations CP fans from NUFC fans!
— Stephan (@st_prm) December 22, 2016
Pardew sacked by Palace – merry christmas #NUFC
— Greg Merrilees (@GM7910) December 22, 2016
Pardew sacked by Palace – we all told you so but nobody would listen! #nufc
— Toon Stew (@toonarmyblog) December 22, 2016
Pardew’s last game in charge was a home fixture against leaders Chelsea, with striker Diego Costa getting the only goal of the game.
His previous win came at the start of December when the London club picked up a 3-0 victory against Claude Puel’s Southampton.
Now the managerless side will travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford on Boxing Day, before facing Arsenal at the Emirates at the start of the new year.
In other Newcastle news, Micky Quinn believes this 27-year-old can step up for the suspended Jonjo Shelvey.