NEC-trainer Pippin line managers, not the game itself, a lot can be blamed after the failed title in the Jupiler League. The Nijmegenaren walked Saturday night direct promotion wrong and now have to hope via the play-offs still the Premier league.
NEC, on the last day of the regular season at 3-3 stitches against FC Dordrecht and ends, therefore, as a third party. Fortuna Sittard promoted thanks to a 1-0 thuiszege on Jong PSV. Champion Ajax is as beloftenploeg not welcome in the Premier league.
Before the start of the season, gold NEC as the huge favourite for promotion. Line managers, however, has not the feeling that his team has failed by the surprising Fortuna Sittard, last year, only the number seventeen in the Jupiler League, to finish.
“I don’t feel that we the title the last few months have let it lie,” says the trainer, who in January the baton over from Adrie Bogers, at FOX Sports. “We have grown and grown, but along a few time points. Ultimately, it is just not enough.”