Alfons Groenendijk found a new club with Antalyaspor on Wednesday.

The resident of Leiden will become an assistant to the new head coach Nuri Sahin, who was appointed as player-coach at the current number fourteen of the Turkish league last week.

The Dutch trainer Michael Lindeman has also started as an assistant coach at Antalyaspor.

Sahin, who is also still active as a player at the club, was appointed last week as the successor to the sacked coach Ersun Yanal.

In 2007/2008 Sahin was active on a rental basis for Feyenoord.

The Turk, who played more than fifty international matches, also played for Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Werder Bremen.

Sahin became champion with Dortmund and Real.

He won the KNVB Cup with Feyenoord in 2008.

The 57-year-old Groenendijk was in the picture in February this year to start working as an interim coach at PEC Zwolle.

The ex-pro gave up a temporary contract with the Eredivisie club because "the long-term perspective was lacking".

Groenendijk left in September last year as an assistant coach at Al-Wahda from the United Arab Emirates.

In the Netherlands he was head coach of ADO Den Haag, Excelsior, Jong Ajax, FC Den Bosch and Willem II.

He has been without a club since his departure from Al-Wahda in Abu Dhabi last year.

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