Feyenoord renews coach Dick Advocaat for one more season

first_imgAdvocaat took control of the Feyenoord in the midst of the club’s crisis, after the dismissal of Jaap Stam due to poor results, but under his tutelage the team has recovered and is, with 50 points, six from the lead, shared by Ajax and AZ Alkmaar. His coaching career began in 1987 and He has led teams such as PSV Eindhoven, Turkish Fenerbahce, Scottish Rangers, Rotterdam Sparta and Zenit Saint Petersburg., with which he won the UEFA Cup in 2008. Last season he coached Utrecht, which finished sixth in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also been the coach of Russia, South Korea, Belgium, Serbia and in three stages of the Netherlands, the most recent between May and November 2017. The Feyenoord announced this Tuesday the renewal of its coach Dick Advocaat until the summer of 2021, after his arrival last October catapulted the team from twelfth to third place in the Eredivisie and classified him for the final of the Dutch Cup.“In these last weeks of madness I have continued to feel the passion for training and the desire I have to continue“The 72-year-old coach said in a statement from the Roterdam club.”I want to continue and the club too, so we keep going despite the uncertainties that exist at the moment“Advocaat added, referring to the paralysis of soccer due to the coronavirus.Feyenoord technical director Frank Arnesen congratulated himself on the coach’s renewal and said “it is great that he continues” at the club “one more season.” “We were having a great time under Dick’s direction. Unfortunately the measures against the coronavirus interrupted the season and it is not clear when we will be able to play again, but we must be prepared for when the time comes, “said Arnesen.last_img read more