Koeman to leave Feyenoord in May


Feyenoord head coach Ronald Koeman has announced he will leave his position at the end of the season. The 50-year-old has opted not to extend his contract with the Dutch club.

“The decision not to sign is one that I’ve made purely by feeling,” said Koeman.

The former international defender lead Feyenoord to second place in the Eredivisie in his first season and followed that up with a third-placed finish last season, however this campaign, they are currently fourth in the league.

The Rotterdam club’s technical director Martin van Geel said it was a “shame” Koeman was leaving.

Van Geel added: “We have plenty of time to look for a successor. It’s not surprising that a coach who had performed fantastically well during his three years here wants to look further. In that sense, I am not really amazed or surprised by his decision.”

After joining the Rotterdam side in 2011, Koeman became the first man to have served as both a player and coach at the three Dutch giants – PSV Eindhoven, Ajax and Feyenoord.


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