Adrie Koster is with effect from next season the new coach of Willem II, Tilburg, club Wednesday announced.
The 63-year-old de Zeeuw signs a contract for three years in the Koning Willem II Stadium. He takes over the tasks of interim coach Reinier Robbemond, at the beginning of march the departed Erwin of Tanning followed.
Robbemond wanted to continue, but got the last week of the clubleiding of Willem II to hear that next season is no longer a place for him. “In our eyes, it is time to refresh,” said technical director Joris Mathijsen then.
Koster is no stranger to Willem II, because he started there in 1990 on his first job as head coach. In the years following he was employed at Roda JC, Excelsior, Ajax and Club Brugge.
Also had the ex-player of Roda JC and PSV a number of Jupiler League clubs under his wing and he was briefly coach of Jong Oranje. Until september last year he was the assistant of coach Bert van Marwijk in Saudi Arabia.
Willem II decided at the end of march, Robbemond to retain as a trainer for the rest of the season, but there remains the collaboration is so. The first match under the former midfielder led directly to a sensation, because PSV was up 5-0 records.
Robbemond saved Willem II to relegation. The ‘Tricolores’ occupy with two speelrondes to the fourteenth place in the Premier league. The margin compared to the dreaded sixteenth place is six points.
In addition, Willem II have a much better goal difference than number sixteen Roda JC. The people of tilburg play this season against PEC Zwolle and at home against Vitesse.
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