BREAKING NEWS: Alan Pardew agrees shock move to take over as technical director of BULGARIA’S most-successful club CSKA Sofia after his spell managing Den Haag last season
- Alan Pardew seals CSKA Sofia move and takes technical director role at the club
- CSKA are one of the biggest sides in Bulgaria and compete in the Europa League
- Pardew has not managed since taking charge of ADO Den Haag last season
Alan Pardew has agreed a deal with Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia to become their new director of football.
Alan Pardew will join Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia as their new technical director
The Bulgarian side are competing in this year’s Europa League but are yet to win in the groups
CSKA are the most successful side in Bulgaria though they finished runners up in the league last season and are coached by Bruno Akrapovic.
The Bulgarian side are currently competing in this season’s Europa League but sit bottom of Group A having picked up one points from three games.
CSKA host Swiss side Young Boys on Thursday knowing defeat will knock them out of the competition.
Former striker Hristo Stoichkov, who played over 250 times for Barcelona over two separate spells in the 1990s, is among the club’s shareholders.
Pardew has not managed since taking charge of Dutch side ADO Den Haag last season
Pardew was only given eight games in charge of Den Haag in Holland before the coronavirus pandemic cut the Dutch season short, with the Englishman winning only one of his matches as manager.
Arguably the 59-year-old’s most successful stint as a manager came at Newcastle United when he took them to sixth-place in the 2011-12 Premier League season.
Magpies owner Mike Ashley then awarded Pardew with an eight-year contract following that achievement but he was sacked by the north east club in December 2014.