lan Pardew has been appointed as the new technical director at Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia.
Pardew has been out of work since April after he mutually agreed to step down from his role as manager of Dutch side ADO Den Haag.
The 59-year-old has a wealth of managerial experience, having coached Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Brom.
Pardew has now, though, moved into the role of technical director after electing to join CSKA Sofia.
A statement from the Bulgarian side read: “English football specialist Alan Pardew will henceforth be part of the big red family of the Army.
“He will take the position of “Technical Director” and will help with his vast experience and contacts in the overall development of the club and attracting players to the representative team.
“The 59-year-old Briton has already signed his personal contract and started working immediately.”