“The chemistry was no longer there under Verbeek’

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A day after the dismissal of Gertjan Verbeek licks FC Twente the wounds. According to Supervisory board chairman Rene Takens was an unworkable situation arise in the Enschedese club.

Commercial director Jan van Halst, director general Erik Velderman and chairman of the supervisory board RenÈ Takens during the press conference of FC Twente about the departure of coach Gertjan Verbeek

Internally, there was so much dissatisfaction about Verbeek, that the Supervisory board Monday surgery and the coach on the street continued. “I was increasingly accessed”, says Takens on a slotted press conference. “There were concerns whether this was the way to achieve what we want. The conclusion was that the chemistry wasn’t there.”

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Jan van Halst, that is no longer the general manager of FC Twente, but only responsible for the commercial part, acknowledges that the choice for Verbeek bad cut. “Before he applied in the profile, and everyone was positive. The result was unfortunately bad. Gertjan was very mature. He knows that this is happening after so many defeats.”

‘Van Halst unduly negatively portrayed’

His own degradation came up. “The Supervisory board was keen that I stayed. Or I to be there next season also? In football is different every day. This is a club in panic. There are all kinds of dynamics los. That we now can see. Every day is different so it is hard to say anything about the long-term.”

Director Erik Velderman, still sees an important role for Van Halst play within FC Twente. “We are very pleased that Jan his shoulders under the commerce wants to convert. I find that he is falsely negative is portrayed.”

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