Alan Pardew leaves Den Haag by mutual consent a few days after relegation is suspended | Soccer


Alan Pardew stepped down as club manager Eredivisie Den Haag by mutual consent a few days after the Dutch season was canceled.

Pardew was appointed in December and tasked with saving the club from relegation. The 58-year-old was unable to drive them out of the relegation zone, but the team was recovered when the season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dutch FA (KNVB) has not imposed any relegation or promotion, which means Den Haag will stay in the lead, but Pardew’s contract has not been renewed. His assistants, Chris Powell and Paul Butler, will also be leaving the club.

“I want to thank everyone at Den Haag for the past few months,” said Pardew in a club press release. “Especially the players, who gave everything on the pitch. I also want to thank [the general manager] Mohammed Hamdi and main shareholder United Vansen for their support. “

“I have positive feelings for this club and I appreciated the passion of the fans,” he added. “I think back to a great adventure in the Netherlands. It’s a shame that the partnership ends, but I wish Den Haag every success in the future. “

Den Haag fans display a Ghostbusters-themed banner in Pardew and Powell's first game.

Den Haag fans display a Ghostbusters-themed banner in Pardew and Powell’s first game. Photography: Hollandse Hoogte / Shutterstock

Former Charlton manager Derby and Southend Powell said: “I think back to a wonderful experience at a big club. I was able to work with fantastic people in a beautiful city. I want to thank the fans, staff members and players for their support.

“I will remember my time in Den Haag forever,” added the 50-year-old. “Of course, that also applies to the beautiful banner that supporters have made for us. Come on Den Haag. “

Pardew leaves after eight games in the lead, winning just one – his first against RKC Waalwijk. The team has three draws and four losses in its next seven games and was slated for the relegation playoffs before the season ends.

The former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle owed a bonus after the club escaped relegation, but insisted he would not accept it.

“If I was officially entitled to an amount, I would never want to receive it,” said Pardew on Sunday. “In this difficult period, I would always return any bonus to the club, which will certainly find a good destination there. “


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