FC Twente has a new technical director in Jan Streuer for the short term. The 69-year-old born tukker signs a contract for a maximum of one year and starts immediately, the club reports Saturday.

Streuer is the successor to Ted van Leeuwen. He previously worked for Vitesse and the Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk, among others. Since 2016 he owns a sports management agency.

Twente reports that at the request of both Streuer and the club, a one-year contract has been chosen. "It is very special for me to return to the region and to work for a year at the club where I once started my professional football career," said Streuer on the club website.

One of Streuer's first tasks is to appoint a new trainer. Gonzalo García had to leave after last season. The name of the German Alexander Zorniger has been singing around in the Grolsch Veste for the past few days.

The selection also needs to be strengthened, Streuer knows. "There is a lot of work to be done. I look forward to getting started."

FC Twente, which returned to the highest level last summer, concluded the broken off season as fourteenth. It only had one point more than number sixteen Fortuna Sittard.