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Alan Pardew has left Dutch club ADO Den Haag by mutual consent after just four months.

The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace manager, 58, was appointed in December and tasked with keeping the club in the Eredivisie.

Pardew spent just four months in Holland

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Pardew spent just four months in Holland

While results did not improve, ADO Den Haag were guaranteed safety when the Dutch FA declared the season null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Pardew and his coaches Chris Powell and Paul Butler will not be renewing their contracts.

Pardew said in a statement on the club’s website: “I want to thank everyone at ADO Den Haag for the past few months.

“In particular the players, who gave everything on the field. I also want to thank, also on behalf of Chris, (general manager) Mohammed Hamdi and major shareholder United Vansen for their support.

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“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 partnership ends, but I wish ADO Den Haag every success in the future.”

ADO Den Haag chief executive Mohammed Hamdi recently revealed Pardew turned down a £20,000 bonus for surviving relegation.

Hamdi told The National: “Of course, if we stayed up there’s a bonus, which Alan already said to me he doesn’t want to have, and if we could give it to a hospital, or a clinic, or someone who needs it. Or the club could use it.

“As I said, Alan Pardew is a real gentleman, but that also he has a great heart. There was no discussion at all. The decision came from himself.”






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