In a surprise move, Alan Pardew is reportedly interested in taking over as boss at AFC Wimbledon according to The Athletic.
Alan Pardew Keen on AFC Wimbledon Job
Wimbledon on the Lookout for New Manager
The club are without a boss after Glyn Hodges left the role at the weekend, with the side 21st in the League One table. They want a manager to help guide them away from a potential relegation down to the fourth tier of English football and Pardew could be that man – if they decide to acknowledge his interest.
Pardew certainly does have good management experience to back him up. He’s won the LMA Manager of the Year award and has finished runner up in the FA Cup on two occasions.
Experienced at Most Levels of English Football
He’s managed throughout the Football League and has worked at Premier League level to boot. If Wimbledon want someone with experience, then Pardew could certainly be that man, as he has plenty of management experience to draw back upon if he was to take the reigns.
Although he is not currently in charge of a team, according to the report he could come back for a management job in England as quickly as he is needed to. This is down to the fact that Pardew is keen to re-enter the world of management – and a job in his home country would really appeal to him.
Alan Pardew Would Like Return to Management With AFC Wimbledon
He is currently working at CSKA Sofia but as a technical director instead. In fact, Pardew has not taken charge of a side since ADO Den Haag in 2019/20.
Pardew, who was born in Wimbledon, would no doubt relish the chance to manage not only in England and the third tier but in the place that he was born too. If Pardew has put his name in the hat, then Wimbledon could certainly take a gamble and appoint the experienced manager.