Excelsior fired coach Ricardo Moniz on Tuesday for disappointing results. The 55-year-old from Rotterdam was only nine months coach of the Kralingers.
Excelsior did not win four games in a row in the Kitchen Champion Division and was eliminated by FC Eindhoven in the second round of the TOTO KNVB Cup tournament. On Monday evening, Excelsior lost 2-1 to Jong PSV, after which the club management decided to intervene.
"It is a nasty decision, but the club believes that something else is needed to turn the tide," says the Excelsior website, which has dropped to eighth place.
It is not yet clear who will succeed Moniz. The Keuken Kampioen Divisional Club, which plays against NAC Breda at home on Friday, hopes to present a trainer in the short term.
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Moniz relegated with Excelsior from Eredivisie
Moniz started as a trainer at Excelsior in April 2019, succeeding the fired Adrie Poldervaart. A month later he relegated with the Rotterdam team from the Eredivisie, but he was allowed to stay on. Due to the poor results of the last few weeks, he now has to leave.
Excelsior was the second Dutch club where Moniz worked as the head coach, after he was in charge of FC Eindhoven in the 2016/2017 season.
Moniz also frequently worked abroad. He was coach of AS Trencín, Slovak Randers FC, Notts County in England, 1860 Munich in Germany, Legia Gdansk in Poland and Ferencváros in Hungary. The highlight was his time with Red Bull Salzburg, which made him the Austrian champion in 2012.
View the program and the stand in the Kitchen Champion Division