Alan Pardew Leaves Role as Manager at Dutch Club ADO Den Haag

By Ben Carter
Dutch Eredivisie"AZ Alkmaar v ADO Den Haag"
Dutch Eredivisie"AZ Alkmaar v ADO Den Haag" / ANP Sport/Getty Images
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Alan Pardew has left Dutch side ADO Den Haag by mutual consent - two months before his contract with the club was due to expire.

The 58-year-old was appointed at the Kyocera Stadium in December, tasked with keeping a relegation-threatened Den Haag side in the top flight of Dutch football.

The Eredivisie have already confirmed they will not finish the 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus crisis, announcing that no teams would face relegation, as well as the fact neither Ajax or AZ Alkmaar would win the title.

AZ Alkmaar v ADO Den Haag - Dutch Eredivisie
AZ Alkmaar v ADO Den Haag - Dutch Eredivisie / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

With ADO Den Haag's position in the Eredivisie next season now secure, the club have confirmed that Pardew has parted ways with the club with immediate effect. Assistants Chris Powell and Paul Butler have also left the club.

"I want to thank everyone at ADO Den Haag for the past few months. In particular the players, who gave everything on the field," Pardew said upon the announcement.

"I also want to thank, also on behalf of Chris, Mohammed Hamdi and major shareholder United Vansen for their support.

Sparta v ADO Den Haag - Dutch Eredivisie
Sparta v ADO Den Haag - Dutch Eredivisie / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

"I have positive feelings for this club and I have enjoyed the passion of the fans. I look back on a beautiful adventure in the Netherlands. It is a pity that the collaboration ends, but I wish ADO Den Haag every success in the future. "

Pardew only took charge of eight games with Den Haag following his appointment, but he ultimately failed to help them clear the relegation zone and De Residentieclub looked set for the drop when the season eventually continued.

His only win since taking charge of Den Haag came in their first game after Christmas, beating RKC Waalwijk 2-0, while Pardew was also able to pick up points against Vitesse Arnhem, SC Heerenveen and Heracles Almelo.

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