Alan Pardew appointed new ADO Den Haag coach

Alan Pardew has been out of work since leaving West Brom in April 2018 but will be tasked with guiding ADO away from relegation danger in the Eredivisie.

Alan Pardew will be assisted by Chris Powell and ADO general manager Mohammed Hamdi is excited at the pair's arrival.   -  Getty Images

ADO Den Haag has appointed Alan Pardew as its new head coach on a deal until the end of the season.

Englishman Pardew has been out of work since leaving West Brom in April 2018 but will be tasked with guiding ADO away from relegation danger in the Eredivisie.

He told the club's official website: "In the search for a new challenge, I am pleased that I came across ADO Den Haag.

"It is a warm club where everything starts with enthusiasm and passion. The team is going through a difficult period but we will do everything we can to turn the tide.

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"We must do that together, the players, the staff and the fans. Together we will try to make a comeback. I can't wait to get started."

Pardew will be assisted by Chris Powell and ADO general manager Mohammed Hamdi is excited at the pair's arrival.

"We are very happy with the appointment of Alan, who has earned his spurs in English football. He has a lot of experience and that is important in the current situation.

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"During the conversations we were impressed by Alan's football vision.

"Chris also brings a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach. We warmly welcome Alan and Chris."

ADO is second from bottom in the Dutch top flight and has won just one of its last 14 league games.

Pardew's first game in charge will be at home to RKC Waalwijk on January 19.

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