ADO Den Haag manager Alan Pardew has denied reports stating he will receive a bonus for avoiding relegation after the Dutch season was terminated this week because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to scrap the season meant ADO Den Haag, who were second from bottom in the table, seven points from the safety zone, will survive, having looked like going down.
One British newspaper reported former West Ham United, Newcastle United, Southampton and Crystal Palace boss Pardew would receive a 100 000 pounds ($123 670) bonus payment.
In a statement on the club’s website, however, the 58-year-old Pardew said: “If I was formally entitled to an amount, I would never want to receive it. In this difficult period, I would always return any bonus to the club, which will certainly find a good destination for it.”
Pardew said he wanted the money given to Den Haag’s non-playing staff or donated to the Dutch health service.
“I hope this clears up any misunderstandings caused by press reports,” he added.
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