Excelsior fired trainer 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 club's website, which has dropped to eighth place.