Former Excelsior-trainer Poldervaart is an assistant at FC Groningen

FC Groningen has Friday Adrie Poldervaart recorded as the new first assistant of head coach Danny Buijs. The 48-year-old South-Holland got in april on Excelsior.

Poldervaart signs a contract for a year at FC Groningen. He is the successor of the experienced Hennie Spijkerman, who in January announced that his expiring commitment, the club would not renew.

“I’m so proud that a big club like FC Groningen at me and come back”, says Poldervaart at the site of his new club. “When the profile of the function was known, has Danny Buijs against Wouter Gudde said:” I think we are on the basis of the same name.’ That was the case and I found nice to hear.”

“I understand the reaction of people who step out of head coach at Excelsior to assistant at FC Groningen remarkable find, but I have never been to career planning done. I want to work with people who want to learn something and are ready to go for it. The naming of the function is for me totally irrelevant.”

Assistants Peter Hoekstra (left) and Hennie Spijkerman (right) sit next season no longer on the bench at FC Groningen. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Peter Hoekstra should leave at Groningen

The former physical therapist began last summer at Excelsior to his first job as a head coach in professional football, after he had been successful in the amateurs.

At the beginning of april resulted in Poldervaart his contract with the city’s inhabitants, because he thought that it was the best in the fight against relegation. Under his successor, Ricardo Moniz relegated Excelsior still out of the Premier league.

Poldervaart worked at Excelsior, also in his time as a physical therapist, a long time together with Gudde, the new general director of FC Groningen.

Also Alfons Doctor will from next season be part of the technical staff of the first selection of FC Groningen. The ex-prof was coach of Jong FC Groningen.

The expiring contract of assistant Peter Hoekstra is not extended, making the five international after fourteen years off from the ‘Pride of the North’.

✍️ Adrie Poldervaart and Alfons Arts new assistant coaches Danny Buijs.

AvatarAuteurfcgroningenMoment of plaatsen08:07 – may 24, 2019

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