Hans de Koning confirmed on Saturday with FOX Sports that he will be the new VVV-Venlo trainer. The Limburg club itself, on the other hand, denies that a new coach has already been appointed in De Koel.
According to football manager of Stan Valckx, the club is still in conversation with several candidates, but also interim coach Jay Driessen stated on Saturday prior to the duel with PEC Zwolle that the position had already been filled.
"Hans de Koning will be the new head coach in January and I will step back in my old role as assistant coach," said Driessen, who was appointed as interim coach last month after Robert Maaskant was fired.
59-year-old De Koning left FC Volendam last summer, where he was a trainer since October last year. Between 2012 and 2015 he was already working at the club from the fishing village.
De Koning gained his PhD with Go Ahead
De Koning was also a trainer at RKC Waalwijk and Go Ahead Eagles, among others. With the club from Deventer he promoted to the Eredivisie in 2016.
Previously De Koning coached Fortuna Sittard, FC Dordrecht, FC Oss, AGOVV, Helmond Sport and FC Volendam.
VVV-Venlo occupies sixteenth place in the Eredivisie. With Driessen on the bench, the team started the home game against PEC Zwolle at 7:45 PM.
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