Alan Pardew joins Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia as technical director

Alan Pardew has joined CSKA Sofia as technical director, the Bulgarian team announced on Monday.

Alan Pardew has joined CSKA Sofia as technical director, the Bulgarian team announced on Monday.

A statement on the club’s website said that Pardew “will help with his vast experience and contacts in the overall development of the club and in attracting players to the representative team. The 59-year-old Briton has already signed his personal contract and started working immediately ”.

The Bulgarian team has won 31 national league titles, more than any other club, and finished second in last year’s First Professional Football League.

They are third this season and fourth in Group A of the Europa League after two defeats and a draw in their first three games.

Pardew’s last role in soccer was in ADO Den Haag. The former Charlton, West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace manager took over at the Dutch club on January 2 and, after a winter training camp in Spain, was in charge of eight league games, winning one, drawing three and losing four.

Den Haag was seven points behind safety with eight games remaining, but escaped relegation when the season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both parties agreed not to extend Pardew’s short-term contract until the 2020/21 season.

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