Hans Kraay junior has Tuesday night submit his resignation as coach of FC Lienden. The former footballer decided to immediately leave because of an incident Saturday night after the 0-1 lost at home against Excelsior Maassluis.
In the canteen was an argument between Kraay jr. and a trio of supporters, among whom a member of the Lienden affiliated business. The coach has been so rebuffed that his resignation was submitted.
“A few sponsors, who for years had been at the club, felt it necessary to send me on such an embarrassing way to schofferen. After two nights of sleep I’ve decided that I that people never want to and can see,” explains Kraay jr. in conversation with the AD.
The 58-year-old coach, who is also working as a reporter and analyst for FOX Sports, was still until mid-2019 at Lienden. He was in a total of nine season working as a trainer of the amateurclub, that currently plays in the Second Division.
“When you are a woman with shaky legs and tears in her eyes at the club where both of you so much love, it is time to go,” says Kraay. “I stop with pain. Maybe I will in the future again think back on all the beautiful years that I was at FC Lienden have had, but for the time being.”
FC Lienden shares in a statement behind Kraay jr. “We regret this incident strongly and dissociate ourselves from this behavior of the supporters. The departure of clubmensen Hans and Sofie Kraay jr. is a black page in the history of the club.”
Kraay jr began his trainerscarrière in 1999 at VV Ophemert, and moved in 2004 to Lienden, where he was until 2011 was under contract. In his first period, he was under more of a time champion with the Gelderse formation, which in the KNVB cup, in addition to a large stunt made by Vitesse off (2008).
After adventures at SVZW, JVC Cuijck and DOVO, the ex-soccer player of Excelsior, NAC, FC Eindhoven and De Graafschap in 2016 back in Lienden.