After 18 months out of the game, Alan Pardew was appointed manager of Dutch side ADO Den Haag back in December.
He took over a club in the relegation zone who’d won just one of their last 12 league matches, yet brought them their first home victory in 3 months in his first game in charge.
This came via 2-0 win over bottom of the table side RKC Waalwijk (despite them having just 30% possession that day!), however things have immediately gone downhill for the ex-NUFC boss ever since.
Since that win, they’d picked up 2 points from a possible 15 (3 defeats and 2 draws) and have conceded 13 goals in that period – which has featured 4-0, 3-0 and 4-2 defeats.
As a result, his Den Haag side are now 6 points adrift from safety. They were just 3 points away from fourth bottom when he arrived and things seem to have only gotten worse – and fans have already had enough.
So much so, a group have hardcore Den Haag fans broke into the training ground this week and confronted Pardew, attempting to show him what to do after being unhappy with his tactics and style of management since his arrival.
As the apt post above shows, Pardew’s time at Den Haag has gone from brilliant surfer flags to being confronted by hooligans in the space of 38 days.
His last relegation battle went horribly at West Brom, and the early signs at Den Haag suggest this one will also end in tears for the former Newcastle United boss!