Bread new trainer NAC, clubicoon Penders leaves after nineteen years

NAC Breda last Friday Ruud Brood was appointed as the successor of the Monday opgestapte coach Mitchell van der Gaag. Assistant coach and clubicoon Rob Penders leaves immediately at the hekkensluiter of the Premier league.

The 56-year-old Bread draws up to the end of the season and takes Regillio Vrede, with whom he worked at RKC Waalwijk and Roda JC, with me as an assistant. As possible, there is still a second assistant was appointed.

Bread, whose name was the last days in several media, was named as successor to van der Gaag, came as a player between 1990 and 1998 for NAC. Also, he played for RBC Roosendaal, FC Den Bosch and Willem II.

The trainerscarrière of Bread began in 1997 as an assistant at NAC. After seven years he started with Helmond Sport on his first job as head coach, and he also at Heracles Almelo, RKC, Roda and NEC at the helm.

The last three seasons was Bread’s assistant trainer Phillip Cocu at PSV. Since last year summer was the born South-Dutchman without a club.

Ruud Brood (second from left) in 2015, when he was with NEC champion of the First Division. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Penders after nineteen years away at NAC

The arrival of the assistant Peace means that Penders and Maurice Verberne, assistant under Van der Gaag and an expiring contract had to immediately depart to NAC.

For the 43-year-old Penders comes after nineteen years of a end to his time with NAC. The former defender played just as Bread years for the club (2000-2011) and was working on his fifth season as an assistant in the Rat Verlegh Stadium.

“We hope that with all the changes within the technical staff sharpness and with energy and strength for the last games in which everything that needs to be taken to the last chance there is to grab,” says interim executive director Nicole Edelenbos on the site of NAC.

Bread is happy to be back at his old club. “I realize it’s a huge challenge, but I am militant enough to be there along with Regillio and everyone at the club to do everything in the remaining matches everything from the group to pick up what’s in there.”

Clubicoon Rob Penders, who after nineteen years off from NAC. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Also at governmental level turmoil at NAC

It is at the NAC in several areas unsettled, because the club after the departure of Hans Smulders and Justin Goetzee earlier this season, still looking for a new technical and managing director.

The tasks of Smulders were temporarily taken over by, among others, Pierre van Hooijdonk, but the former striker was the case recently. Tim Gilissen, with Van Hooijdonk and Van der Gaag also to the so-called core group was, as at 1 april in the battle at Heracles Almelo.

The situation of NAC is after 26 Eredivisie-speelrondes lousy. The ‘Pearl of the South’ has a backlog of eight points on competitors The County and FC Emmen.

NAC plays this season against successively VVV-Venlo (home), Excelsior, Heracles Almelo (both), FC Emmen (home), Fortuna Sittard, Feyenoord, PEC Zwolle (both at home) and sc Heerenveen (from).

The Rat Verlegh Stadion of NAC Breda. (Photo: Pro Shots)

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