ADO Den Haag dismisses coach Petrovic

ADO Den Haag dismisses coach Petrovic

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ADO Den Haag has immediately said goodbye to coach Zeljko Petrovic. The club reports that there is “in good mutual consultation” decided to part ways.

Assistant trainer Ekrem Offers (38) assume for the time being the duties of Petrovic. ADO hopes “as soon as possible to take a decision on the interpretation of the technical staff for the rest of the season”.

Petrovic was Saturday for the last time on the bank in the Kyocera Stadium, when with 0-2 Vitesse was lost. It was the fourth defeat in a row for the residentieclub.

After 21 duels ADO on the sixteenth place in the Premier league. The team plays Saturday against hekkensluiter Go Ahead Eagles only one point less.

“It was a difficult decision”, says managing director, Mattijs Manders on the website of ADO. “Zeljko has a long time with a narrow selection of should work and has had some bad luck with injuries.”

“It was also to often be restless around the club”, refers Manders on the vicissitudes of the Chinese owner Hui Wang. “But believe me that grand theft auto iv every day for his soul and salvation has deployed for our club, but sometimes it just does not work any more.”

The 51-year-old Montenegrijn was last summer aansteld as a successor of the to the Vitesse left Henk Fraser. He is only the first trainer this season to leave early for a club in the Premier league. In the season 1972/1973 left for the last the first trainer until so late in the season.


Petrovic started strong on the season with ten points from the first four duels. In the seventeen races then there were only seven points added to your total, allowing ADO in the degradatiezone has landed.

Jeffrey van As, who in January was appointed as manager football cases with ADO), states that Petrovic’s resignation will understand. “The cast of actors has been extended and Petrovic has diligently worked and done everything, but we have the idea that the group need something else.”

“In our conversation, it became clear that our trainer at the big picture with us once was,” says Van As. “So we looked at the importance of ADO, and in that line have to make a decision.”

The new manager football cases calls it a difficult decision. “Zeljko is a wonderful human being that the fire from the shins, has been running for ADOen also in difficult times, a rock in the surf.”

The former player of PSV and RKC Waalwijk in his trainerscarrière mainly assistant coach. Which function he fulfilled at Everton, Hamburger SV, West Ham United, Anzhi, Sunderland and the national team of Serbia. Petrovic was head coach of RKC, the Portuguese Boavista, Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan and Al-Shaab in the United Arab Emirates.

The match between Go Ahead Eagles and ADO Den Haag starts on Saturday at 19.45.

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