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VfL Bochum confirms dismissal of trainer Gertjan Verbeek

VfL Bochum confirms dismissal of trainer Gertjan Verbeek

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VfL Bochum has Tuesday morning the dismissal of Gertjan Verbeek confirmed. German media reported Monday night that the trainer his congé.

The timing of the departure is noteworthy, because Verbeek was with Bochum in the middle of the preparation for the new season. “The time of the dismissal comes for many as a surprise,” says Bochum-chairman of the Christian Hochstätter on the website of the club from the Second Bundesliga. “The professional qualities of Verbeek are undisputed.”

“But after intensive consultation with the supervisory board and the board of directors, we came to the conclusion that we are now with a different trainer will try to achieve our goals. In the current composition of the trainersstaf there were too many disagreements about it.”

Verbeek was Tuesday morning by the clubleiding informed. “I am now on the way to the club, we have about a call,” said Verbeek earlier Tuesday morning against NUsport. “About the reason of my departure, I can say nothing.”

The former coach of Heracles Almelo, sc Heerenveen, Feyenoord, AZ and 1.FC Nürnberg started in december 2014 to work in Bochum. Under Verbeek, the club finished in the last two and a half years as the eleventh, fifth and ninth in the Second Bundesliga.

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Successor

The 54-year-old Verbeek had with Bochum a contract until mid-2018. With the 37-year-old Ismail Atalan of Sportfreunde Lotte would provide the club according to German media already has a successor snared. Last season he switched to the club from the Dritte Liga DFB-Pokal Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund is only in the quarterfinals to a strong pale.

Bochum is preparing currently in the Limburg Vaals for the new season. That starts about three weeks with a home game against Sankt Pauli.

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