Nicky Shorey has heaped praise on his former manager Alan Pardew saying that the 54-year old has the amazing ability to motivate the youngsters and make them take big strides in their career.
Pardew has turned the corner at Crystal Palace magically since taking over there at the start of this year.
At that point of time, Palace was sinking deep and it was almost looking certain that they were going to finish in the demotion zone, but, Pardew came in and just changed the fortunes of the team.
Not only did Pardew make sure that the Eagles got out of the bottom three, he guided them to quite a few positions higher in the points table and eventually, they ended up finishing in the top 10 in the standings in the 2014-15 Premier League which was an unbelievable achievement considering where they were in the first half of the season.
Even this season, Palace’s flying high and currently, the points table have them at the 4th position just 3 points behind the top positioned Manchester City.
Speaking of Pardew to a television channel the other evening, Shorey said, “I rate Alan the highest among all the managers whom I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside. He is incredibly good at instilling the confidence in the young players.”
“Being in charge at Newcastle and then moving to Selhurst Park, not many people were convinced with that decision, but, he made the move and it’s for everyone to see how he’s changed it all over there.”
“You see the performance of the Eagles since he has been appointed the manager. There is a significant difference in their body language. They have been excitingly good on the frontline, but, at the same time, they’re pretty solid in defence too.”