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Name: Alan Pardew  
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Date of Birth: 18th July 1961
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Profession: Footballer
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Alan Pardew (born 18 July 1961) is an English professional football manager. As a player he was a steady midfielder who was never of the highest ranking.

The highlight of his playing career came in 1990 when he helped Crystal Palace F.C. reach the FA Cup final, a year after guiding them to promotion to the First Division via the Second Division playoffs. In 1991 he helped them finish third in the league behind champions Arsenal F.C. and runners-up Liverpool F.C. He later turned out for Charlton Athletic F.C. before retiring as a player in 1997.

Alan Pardew was appointed assistant manager of Reading F.C. in 1998, working under Tommy Burns. He was promoted to the position of manager when Burns resigned in November 1999, and guided Reading to promotion as Second Division runners-up at the end of the 2001-2002 season. The following season they reached the First Division playoffs but lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. in the semi finals.

In October 2003, Alan Pardew left Reading to become manager of West Ham United F.C. This move provoked resentment by Reading fans. That season they reached the First Division playoff final but lost to Crystal Palace. In 2005 West Ham United reached sixth in the Coca Cola Football League Championship, and earned promotion by defeating Ipswich Town and Preston North End in the playoffs.

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