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Angry fans hijack Alan Pardew’s training session and teach tactics to stunned Den Haag players as they near relegation

ADO DEN HAAG ultras hijacked Alan Pardew's training session on Wednesday to deliver a bizarre seminar on tactics.

Pictures of the group of fans speaking to the squad alongside a tactics board have gone viral amid the English coach's tough time in the Netherlands.

Den Haag are stuck in 17th place of the Eredivisie having won just one of the seven games Pardew has overseen.

And supporters showed that they had had enough this week when absconding upon the coach's workout.

A picture of the ultras with their faces blurred addressing the squad emerged online.

According to Dutch outlet Omroep West, the ten fans made their point with the help of a flipboard while the squad listened attentively.

The troop then departed without any specific unrest reported before the players went back to work.

Rumours that Pardew and assistant Chris Powell had already lost the dressing room in Den Haag have been prevalent during their disappointing start in charge.

The 58-year-old was forced to deny the speculation and told reporters: "We have been accused of many things, but I can assure you that we will be a unit on the field."

Den Haag are currently six points adrift of guaranteed safety in the Dutch top-flight and four points away from escaping the automatic relegation zone into the end-of-season play-off.

Not since 2007/08 have they experienced a season in the second-tier.

With just ten games left of the season, Pardew faces a must-win clash at home to Heracles on Saturday.

Alan Pardew is officially announced by Dutch club ADO Den Haag as new manager