Alan Pardew is the new head coach of Aris Thessaloniki, the Greek club confirmed on Wednesday. The English specialist’s contract is for one season, with an option to extend for another.
Pardew, 61, moves to Aris after working as technical director and briefly as a coach at CSKA. The Wimbledon-born Englishman is a former manager of Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, West Brom and Dutch side ADO den Haag.
In the 2011-2012 season, Alan Pardew, then managing Newcastle, was voted the best manager in England. In 2016, the specialist led Crystal Palace to the FA Cup final.
The Englishman was in CSKA in the period 2020-2022. Alex Dier, who also works at the Reds alongside Pardew, will be an assistant coach in Aris Solun’s staff. The Bulgarian Hristo Zahariev was appointed video analyst for the “yellow-blacks”.
Aris occupies sixth place in the Greek championship standings. The former defender of CSKA – Bradley Maziku plays in the Thessaloniki team.