ADO Den Haag chief praises Alan Pardew after exit and tips former West Ham and Newcastle boss for Premier League return

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Alan Pardew has been tipped to make a Premier League managerial return by ADO Den Haag chief executive Mohammed Hamdi.

The former West Ham and Newcastle boss left the Eredivisie club by mutual consent on Tuesday after only four months in charge.

Pardew’s spell in Holland didn’t last long, but he left ADO Den Haag on good terms

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Pardew’s spell in Holland didn’t last long, but he left ADO Den Haag on good terms

Pardew managed just one win in eight games with ADO Den Haag seven points from safety when the Eredivisie was declared null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic last week.

But the 58-year-old has had a glowing tribute from Hamdi, who insists he is good enough to manage in the Premier League again.

He told talkSPORT: “Alan is a really experienced and respected coach.

“He’s amazing in the way in which he tried to change the atmosphere in the team when trying to get the best 11.

“With Alan, the faith was back in the club. I had a good working relationship with him. It’s something I will miss.

“A few years ago he was the [2011/12] Premier League Manager of the Year when he worked for Newcastle.

“Now, I think that he is ambitious and motivated to manage another club in the Premier League.”

ADO Den Haag chief executive Mohammed Hamdi (left) played a pivotal role in bringing Alan Pardew to the club

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ADO Den Haag chief executive Mohammed Hamdi (left) played a pivotal role in bringing Alan Pardew to the club

Pardew has not managed in the Premier League since being sacked by West Brom in April 2018.

Under his stewardship, the Baggies picked up just eight points from a possible 54 as they were eventually relegated to the Championship.

Pardew faced another relegation battle with ADO Den Haag, alongside fellow English coaches Chris Powell and Paul Butler, who have also left their positions this week.

But Hamdi believes Pardew would have led his team to Eredivisie survival if the season had not been cancelled.

He said: “I felt confident about it because there were still eight games to play, 24 points.

“Our next game was against Fortuna Sittard and we were seven points below them in the table. So if we won that game, we would have been only four points away with seven games to go.

“Everything would have been possible. I was seriously confident that we could make it.”

A superb banner welcomed Pardew and his assistant Powell to the club in January

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A superb banner welcomed Pardew and his assistant Powell to the club in January

Hamdi added Pardew’s decision to reject a £20,000 bonus for avoiding relegation following the premature commencement of the Eredivisie campaign showed he has ‘a really good heart’.

Pardew’s ADO Den Haag contract ran until the end of the current season with both parties deciding to part ways.

And while Hamdi has ruled out a second spell for the ex-Crystal Palace manager at the Cars Jeans Stadion, he and Powell will always will be welcome visitors to the club.

He said: “We were looking for a short-term coach to improve results – that was Alan.

“We are not, with respect, a big club with a big finance budget.

“So, no, I don’t think he will come back for a second time, but he, Chris and Paul are always welcome to ADO Den Haag as guests.”

Alan Pardew was sacked from his last Premier League job with West Brom in April 2018

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Alan Pardew was sacked from his last Premier League job with West Brom in April 2018

The Dutch government has suspended football in the Netherlands until September.

ADO Den Haag are set to be heavily affected financially with the absence of matchday revenue.

Hamdi concluded: “It is a serious issue for many clubs, but also for us.

“If we’re starting again in September, it doesn’t mean the fans are allowed into the stadium, so it means we have serious income problems on the fan side.

“With no games from March to September, it’s a serious gap in income. So of course, we will have some serious conversations with our club’s ownership to see how we can handle this difficult period.”






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