~~ Looks like there’s just a little less Freaky Deaky Dutch in the world……
Steve McClaren leaves immediately at FC Twente. The trainer / coach and Manager Technical Affairs of the Enschede club delivers on its own initiative in his contract, which still ran until 2014. The club FC Twente respects the decision of Steve McClaren.
Steve McClaren: “After the defeat to Heerenveen on Wednesday the board of FC Twente and I tried to find a solution to the difficult period the team has been going through. We talked about the expectations of the club, how European qualification was key each season and finishing in the top 4. Despite being joint top at the winter break and second four weeks ago, recent results and performances haveseen criticism, protest and demonstration from both supporters and the media. We talked about how we could change the situation and relieve the pressure on the team All which was Clearly effecting its performance.
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Saturday’s result has seen further Top adverse reactions and with two home games coming up, we feel the team needs the support and backing from the fans. I also needed assurances about my positioning both now and in the future All which I know in the present situation is difficult. After much discussion and deliberation Those assurances were not forthcoming and we have agreed it’s in the best interest of the club that i leave. We agree the club is bigger than any one individual and Twente is too big in my heart to stand in the way or its progress!
I leave the team, with at games to go, still bootable to achieve. Its expectations of a Top 4 finish All which I am positive they will do! I leave a man proud to have managed Twente, it’s Brought me many good memories and one of the greatest days in my career When winning the Title in 2010.
The support received from the Club, Staff, Players and Fans has always been much appreciated and l départ sad and disappointed it’s ended in thesis Circumstances but wish the staff and the team success in the future.’
Steve McClaren was two active periods for FC Twente. In June 2008, McClaren appointed as Manager / Coach – Technical Affairs Manager of FC Twente. In the first season ended FC Twente in second place in the Eredivisie, the club won the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and reached the Tukkers the KNVB Cup final. A year later lived with FC Twente Steve McClaren its most successful season in the club’s history by winning the championship of the Netherlands.
After the success at FC Twente Steve McClaren took his coach career in mid-2010 continued in the German VfL Wolfsburg. In June 2011, McClaren was appointed as the new coach of Nottingham Forest. In October 2011 he left the club in the First Division and returned early January 2012 back at FC Twente.
Chairman Joop Munsterman: “We believe that the disappointing performance of FC Twente under Steve McClaren could be reversed. Steve has however indicated that it is in the interest of everyone’s better to leave the club immediately. We understand his decision and respect it. It is disappointing to say goodbye to the trainer under whose leadership FC Twente won the league title in 2010. The training and competition will still be led by Alfred Schreuder, assisted by Boudewijn Pahlplatz and Youri Mulder. “