NEW Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has hailed the club's fans on the back of his appointment, urging them to keep up the level of noise they're renowned for at Selhurst Park.
The 53-year-old was announced officially as the new man at the Eagles' helm on Saturday morning.
Pardew has described the fans as a "big power source" and hopes to have an electric atmosphere for his first game back in SE25 against Tottenham next weekend.
"Fans love you when you've done something good at a football club, and I think they remember that era I was in and they admired the spirit and the way we approached games," he said.
"I think they would like to see a little bit more of that and hopefully I can bring that back.
"This football club has done incredibly well over the last couple of years and they're a little bit sticky at the moment.
"We need to find a route out of that and hopefully bring back to those fans, who are so noisy it's unbelievable.
"That's the really big bonus about this football club, the fans in the last couple of years, especially that little corner that goes on and on and on.
"We can't use that or we'll take a big power source that we have at home."
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)