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Pardew appointed Charlton coach after Reed leaves the Premier League club

Pardew appointed Charlton coach after Reed leaves the Premier League club

Alan Pardew became Charlton's third coach this season after Les Reed left the Premier League club on Sunday.
Pardew, who was fired on Dec. 11 as West Ham coach, signed a 3 1/2 year contract with Charlton.
"Les Reed has left his position as Charlton's head coach by mutual consent," the club said in a statement on its Web site. "The club is making no further comment at this time, but will be holding a press conference on Boxing Day."
Reed took over on Nov. 13 when Iain Dowie was fired after only 15 games in charge with the Addicks last in the standings. Dowie had been appointed before the season to replace Alan Curbishly, who is now coach of West Ham.
Charlton won just once in Reed's eight games in charge and was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the League Cup by League Two club Wycombe last week. Charlton is 19th in the standings, seven points behind 17th-place Blackburn and one in front of last-place Watford, which has a game in hand.
Pardew's first game as Charlton coach will be Wednesday's London derby with No. 12 Fulham.
Pardew lasted just 20 days as West Ham coach after an Icelandic consortium paid 85 million pounds (US$161 million; euro125.6 million) to make the Hammers the sixth foreign-owned Premier League club.
He'd been in charge since October 2003 and guided the Hammers to promotion two seasons ago and to last season's FA Cup final. But Pardew was sacked after 11 league losses from 17 games had left the club in the relegation zone.


Updated : 2020-11-30 19:59 GMT+08:00