Alan Pardew has landed a new permanent job eight months after losing his job as Crystal Palace manager.
The former Charlton Athletic and Newcastle United boss has joined Sky Sports as a pundit and is set to feature weekly.
Pardew left his last job at Palace last December to be replaced by Sam Allardyce, and then by Frank de Boer.
Pardew made some appearances towards the end of last season on Sky Sports while assessing offers to manage in the UK and abroad.
Despite his ambition to coach elsewhere in Europe, he has decided to take a short break from football management and give television punditry a go.
Niall Quinn left his role last week with the broadcasting giant, and they have been quick to replace him with Pardew.
On his new job, Pardew told Sky Sports: “Having just come out of Premier League management after being in it for the last 10 years, I will hopefully be able to provide a little bit of insight for fans of the game.
“I will have no qualms in saying if there is a substitution that has unbalanced a team. But I would rather talk positively if I can.
“I am not coming on air to make life difficult for managers, I am coming on air to give fans an insight into how managers are thinking. That is something I am well versed in, particularly when managers come under pressure
“I have tried to use the time (away) in a constructive way by looking at other sports. I spent a bit of time with England’s rugby union team and various Formula One teams looking at different things.
“It is just a case of taking little notes about how they do things and how to construct targets because everyone has different ideas about how it should be done.
“I will probably watch more as a pundit than I did as a manager because you need some rest time when you are in management.
“You definitely have to switch off at times because you need to be ready at 7am the next day. So I will see more football and it will give me a good feel of how the Premier League is evolving because it evolves every year.
“The tactics are always changing, for example. There is a lot more three at the back right now. Teams have always tried it but now they are setting up to play that way all season.
“We might have six or seven teams going with that style and I don’t think all of them are going to get it right. So you can bet your life there are going to be some tactical changes.
“This is the best seat that I could possibly have.”
Pardew was forced to apologise in 2009 after comparing a tackle by Chelsea’s Michael Essien to rape.
He said on Match of the Day 2: “He’s a strong boy. He knocks him off.”
His fellow pundit Alan Hansen interjected to say, “he mauls him”, before Pardew continued, “he absolutely rapes him”.