Trainer Gertjan Verbeek after just half a year fired at FC Twente

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Gertjan Verbeek is Monday dismissed as coach of FC Twente. The club confirms the dismissal, after the local newspaper Tubantia there is already mention made. Technical director Jan van Halst will continue as commercial director at the club.

Verbeek replaced at the end of October, the dismissed trainer Rene Hake, but knew since then, but one league game to win. That was at NAC Breda (1-2). FC Twente is currently on the last place in the Premier league.

According to Tubantia , the 55-year-old Verbeek held responsible for the poor results. Also would there be of a bad working relationship with players and staff.

The newspaper reports that the decision is taken by the board of commissioners. Who spoke Monday with the executive board, after which the knot was cut to Verbeek on non-active.

Training ground

The former coach of sc Heerenveen, AZ and Feyenoord was on Monday just on the training ground, and then he’s bad news to hear.

The duties of Verbeek will be provisionally taken over by assistant Marino Pusic, who is also after the departure of Hake, briefly in charge of the Tukkers had. Except Verbeek would also assistant Jan the Young.

Verbeek goes to Twente in the books as the worst performing trainer of all time. According to bureau of statistics OptaJohan he won just five percent of all duels, by far the least of all trainers for him.

5% – Gertjan Verbeek won 5% of his Premier league games with FC Twente and is the only Twente manager in history with a win percentage lower than 22%. Capped.


Time of placing
16:12 – 26 march 2018

Right man

In spite of the poor results continued Verbeek long as the confidence of technical director Van Halst. A week ago he said Verbeek is the right man to find the champion of 2010 at the highest level. “We still have the idea that it ultimately will succeed, but also that guarantees you have not.”

On both Van Halst as Verbeek was from the constituency more critical to hear. So had Van Halst over a week ago, under police escort leave the thuisduel with Willem II (2-2).

Also fans were not to speak about the fact that Verbeek and Van Halst in spite of the poor results regularly encountered in speech. This stopped the two then also.

Commercial director

The role of Van Halst, the club is also adjusted. The former player goes on as commercial director. Erik Velderman take immediately the job of general director. FC Twente is looking for a new technical director.

Velderman: “Upon the arrival of Gertjan, expectations were high. Unfortunately, the otherwise extracted. That is for all of us a disappointment. The reason that Gertjan is also the role of technical manager held was that Jan himself was going to focus on commerce. That track we now express check-in.”

FC Twente, one point less than number seventeen Roda JC, will play Sunday against VVV-Venlo. Last week was not played in the Premier league due to international matches.

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Summary: Remaining program title and degradatiekandidaten Eredivisie

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