Feyenoord-trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst comes in February at the table with the clubleiding to talk about a possible longer cooperation. He has an expiring contract with the Rotterdammers.
“We have agreed that we are in February with each other. Until that time comes there is no news unfortunately for you,” said Van Bronckhorst Thursday compared to RTV Rijnmond on the training camp in Spanish Marbella.
“I’m still not over it. I think there of course. But again, I’m still not 100 percent on that.”
Van Bronckhorst has been since the summer of 2015, the coach of Feyenoord. He followed at the time as assistant to Southampton left Ronald Koeman.
The former player of the club knew then very successful years in The Cockpit. He won in the season 2016/2017 for the first time in eighteen years, the national championship, the TOTO KNVB cup in 2016 and 2018 and the Johan Cruijff Scale in 2017.
“The criticism stings me not at all’
Van Bronckhorst gets this season, however, the necessary criticism to endure, because he was with Feyenoord when number three is halfway through already substantially behind leader PSV (twelve points) and runner-up Ajax (ten points).
“There are a lot of considerations in order to draw and keep. I can’t specifically one thing to call it. I follow, eventually, my sense and my feeling I will say.
“The criticism stings me not at all. People are allowed to criticize. The most important thing is how I and the club are in them. That is the most important thing.”
Van Bronckhorst keeps strongly in mind that in the next few weeks some players leave. Technical director Martin van Geel is especially going to some of the players to rent.
“I don’t expect a very exciting period. I think there will still be some players to leave, where it is good that they let go. Especially players that do not have much to play forward, but I call no names.”
Haps operational again
Van Bronckhorst can have Ridgeciano Haps. The full came this season, no more than a minute in action because of a persistent scheenbeenblessure.
“He looks very fresh and fit and has been for a long time been training for. Now he is released only for minutes. That is the next step in his recovery. I think Ridgeciano is a player that can join.”
Feyenoord will resume next week Sunday the Premier league with an away game against PEC Zwolle and plays a week later in the home match against archrival Ajax.
Feyenoord also still a chance on the third KNVB cup in a short time. The team takes it in between meetings with PEC Zwolle and Ajax in the quarter-finals at home against Fortuna Sittard.
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