NOS Football•today, 2:06 PM
Vitesse completes the first half of the season with Edward Sturing as head coach. It is the seventh time that he has helped the Arnhem club out. How the position of head coach will be filled after the winter break will be discussed shortly.
“In these turbulent times I want to help the club move forward,” Sturing said on the club website. “Although it is again an interim period, but Benjamin (technical director Schmedes, ed.) and I have discussed this well with each other. The interests of the club now come first.”
“It is up to me to at least turn the tide in the coming matches. We will start the conversation again during the winter break.”
The 60-year-old Sturing served as interim trainer for the group in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (because trainer Thomas Letsch and his staff tested positive for corona at the time, ed.). In addition, he was ‘normal’ head coach at Vitesse between 2003 and 2006.
This time, Sturing is the successor to Phillip Cocu, who resigned last week after more than a year as head coach at Vitesse. Cocu’s assistants Chris van der Weerden and Theo Janssen now also have to make way. They will be replaced by Tim Cornelisse and Nicky Hofs.
Van der Weerden is permanently closing the door at Vitesse, the club will “talk to Janssen about a next step within Vitesse”.
Vitesse is in last place in the Premier League after twelve games. An away match against Ajax awaits next Saturday.