Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison has taken the latest step in his nomadic career by signing for Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.

Morrison, an ex-England Under-21 international, was praised by Alex Ferguson as one of the finest talents he had ever seen.

But struggles for form and fitness, along with off-field issues, mean the 27-year-old is now set to play for his 11th professional club in a sixth country.

After briefly suggesting he might realise his considerable promise at West Ham during the 2013-14 season, loan spells at Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City followed.

Morrison then took his talents outside the UK, briefly turning out for Lazio, Mexican club Atlas and Swedish outfit Ostersunds.

Sheffield United brought him back to the Premier League but, following another temporary stint at Middlesbrough, he was released in July.

"I have a very positive impression of this club," Morrison said of ADO, who have lost their opening two games of the Eredivisie season. 

"I hope to be able to have a lot of playing minutes here. I had to have quite a bit of patience last season and football is really my passion. 

"I would also like to show that to the fans. I hope to be of further value with my creativity and dribbles."

ADO travel to face Feyenoord this weekend.

Alan Pardew has left ADO Den Haag by mutual consent just four months after taking over as head coach.

Pardew was appointed late in December with the club second-bottom of the Eredivisie.

Den Haag were languishing in the same position when the season was ended last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they stayed up as the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) decided there would be no relegation or promotion.

It was announced on Tuesday that Pardew will not stay on in the role, departing along with assistant coaches Chris Powell and Paul Butler.

Pardew said: "I want to thank everyone at ADO Den Haag for the past few months. In particular the players, who gave everything on the field.

"I also want to thank, also on behalf of Chris, Mohammed Hamdi [general manager] and major shareholder United Vansen for their support. I have positive feelings for this club and I have enjoyed the passion of the fans.

"I look back on a beautiful adventure in the Netherlands. It is a pity that the collaboration ends, but I wish ADO Den Haag every success in the future."

Hamdi said: "Alan stuck his neck out four months ago by taking the job at ADO Den Haag in a very difficult season for the club. We have a lot of respect for that, which also applies to his track record in football.

"Due to the coronavirus situation, football could only be played until March 7, but we thank Alan, Chris and Paul for their efforts. We wish them the best of luck and have informed them that they will always be welcome at our club."

Pardew denied reports that he will receive a £100,000 bonus for Den Haag retaining their top-flight status, revealing he asked the club to give money he was entitled to due to a clause in his contract to the Dutch health service or non-playing staff.

Alan Pardew will not accept a bonus for ADO Den Haag retaining their Eredivisie status and has asked the club to give the money to the Dutch health service or non-playing staff.

The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Friday that the season had been ended because of coronavirus lockdown measures, with no champions crowned, no teams promoted and none relegated.

Den Haag were second-bottom of the table, the same position they were in when Pardew took over as manager last December.

It was reported that Pardew was set to earn £100,000 if the club avoided relegation, but the former Newcastle United boss set the record straight on Sunday. 

He said in a statement: "When I signed for ADO there was a bonus clause in my contract for avoiding relegation, however, the figure is not the one being reported by the press.

"These clauses are standard practice in the majority of managers' contracts around the world.

"It was my understanding that this clause would only be activated if we had finished the season and ADO had avoided relegation. However, on a technicality issue with regard to the way the Dutch season ended, I was informed ADO intended to pay the bonus.

"I immediately contacted the club and told them not to pay me the money and to either give it to the non-playing staff at the club or donate it to Holland's health service to help in their efforts to beat COVID-19.

"I hope that this clears up any misunderstandings caused by the press reports.

"The thoughts and prayers of myself and my family are with everyone around the world who has suffered or are suffering from this terrible virus."

ADO Den Haag have appointed Alan Pardew as their new head coach on a deal until the end of the season.

Englishman Pardew has been out of work since leaving West Brom in April 2018 but will be tasked with guiding ADO away from relegation danger in the Eredivisie.

He told the club's official website: "In the search for a new challenge, I am pleased that I came across ADO Den Haag.

"It is a warm club where everything starts with enthusiasm and passion. The team is going through a difficult period but we will do everything we can to turn the tide.

"We must do that together, the players, the staff and the fans. Together we will try to make a comeback. I can't wait to get started."

Pardew will be assisted by Chris Powell and ADO general manager Mohammed Hamdi is excited at the pair's arrival.

"We are very happy with the appointment of Alan, who has earned his spurs in English football. He has a lot of experience and that is important in the current situation.

"During the conversations we were impressed by Alan's football vision.

"Chris also brings a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach. We warmly welcome Alan and Chris."

ADO are second from bottom in the Dutch top flight and have won just one of their last 14 league games.

Pardew's first game in charge will be at home to RKC Waalwijk on January 19.

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