Alan Pardew has time on his hands this Christmas after being sacked by Crystal Palace.

It was announced on Thursday that 55-year-old was leaving Selhurst Park after a little less than a year in charge.

He had done a pretty good job at Palace, to be fair, and guided the Eagles to the FA Cup final last season.

But sympathy was thin on the ground for a man who always appeared to be his own biggest fan.

Twitter was immediately awash with jokes at Pardew's expense, and here's some of our favourites.

Alan Pardew sacked - the funniest tweets we could find


And, of course, we couldn't go without mentioning this one...

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