Sjors Ultee will remain the trainer of Fortuna Sittard this season, various media report on Wednesday.

De Utrecht, who acted as an interim coach after the dismissal of Kevin Hofland, gets the confidence of the Eredivisionist.

Fortuna does not confirm the news yet, but according to

De Telegraaf





, it is already certain that Ultee can stay on.

His contract, which runs until mid-2022, remains leading, but that commitment will be adapted to his new position.

Ultee was the trainer of Fortuna together with Hofland last season.

The former assistant coach of FC Utrecht and FC Twente then became his assistant and technical director of the club from Sittard.

Fortuna already had a difficult time last season and fought against relegation from the Eredivisie, but this season is not going much better.

In the first ten rounds of play Fortuna only took three points, which is currently good for seventeenth place.

Due to the bad results, the Limburgers decided a few weeks ago to fire Hofland and Ultee has been honoring ever since.

The first duels under his leadership - against Feyenoord and Vitesse - were lost.

Just like Fortuna, FC Emmen took three points in the first ten games, but has a smaller goal difference and is at the bottom.

Fortuna continues the competition on Saturday with a home game against Willem II.

View the program, the results and the position in the Eredivisie