Trainer John Stegeman understands that the supporters of Go Ahead Eagles not be happy with his sensitive switch to rival PEC Zwolle. The Guardian hopes, nevertheless, that they there also a little bit of understanding can muster.
“Always when you don’t expect, is there such a thing along. I have long thought about and am certainly not a overnight process. I’m also not an idiot, I understand all the sentiments,” he said Wednesday at VI.
“But I have a path in my head for myself as a trainer. I also have a dream to achieve. And that dream is to get as high as possible, to come as a trainer. This is an opportunity, a next step in to a stable Premier league club.”
Stegeman ran on Tuesday in a bizarre way promotion wrong with Go Ahead Eagles and made a day later, announced that he for two years, at provinciegenoot PEC Zwolle, with an option for another season.
The 42-year-old Epenaar surprised last summer by Fc Heracles Almelo, in exchange for Eerstedivisionist Go Ahead Eagles. He then gave to know that clubliefde played a major role in that choice.
The players Go Ahead mourn after missing out on promotion. (Photo: Pro Shots)
“I’m all empty now’
Stegeman coached the previous season ailing Go Ahead to the play-offs to promotion. The Deventenaren seemed Tuesday to actually get promoted, but in the last second, it went wrong against RKC Waalwijk: 4-5.
“I have my life and soul over the past year in Go Ahead put. That we on a after her promotion, miss, is a nightmare scenario. And still, I hope that I have the basis I can lay for future success Go Ahead,” said Stegeman.
“We hope they have of course again soon in the Eredivisie. Of course it hurts, I’m totally blank now. Here, I want to be in, I hope for a little understanding.”
Stegeman is at PEC Zwolle this season for a long time fought against relegation, the successor of Jaap Stam, which, in turn, Giovanni van Bronckhorst replacing at Feyenoord.