Shock AZ axe for Verbeek

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed the shock departure of coach Gertjan Verbeek.

Last Updated: 29/09/13 at 12:57 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Filipe Luis happy at Chelsea and plans to see out Blues contract

Post comment

Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis insists he does not want to leave the club despite struggling to earn a starting place.

Barcelona can cope with Xavi exit says Gerard Pique

Post comment

Gerard Pique says Barcelona are prepared to lose Xavi in the summer as reports link the midfielder with a move to Qatar.

All Articles

Verbeek: Sacked by AZ

Verbeek: Sacked by AZ

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed the shock departure of coach Gertjan Verbeek - just a day after he guided the club to victory over Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven.

In a statement, the AZ board pointed to a "lack of chemistry" between the coach and his squad as the reason for his sudden exit.

AZ sit fourth in the league standings in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 win over PSV and are contesting the group stages of the Europa League, with a game to come against PAOK on Thursday.

"Coach Gertjan Verbeek leaves AZ with immediate effect," read a statement on club website az.nl.

"Based on a lack of chemistry between players and the head coach resulting in a lack of confidence, the management and supervisory board sees no more basis for further co-operation."

The 51-year-old joined AZ in 2010 and signed a contract extension through to 2015 just last summer.

He has secured European qualification in each of his three full seasons at the club - twice after finishing in fourth place in the league and again by winning the KNVB Beker last season.

The club statement did not announce who would replace Verbeek, but a press conference this afternoon is expected to shed further light on the surprise development.


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling will not resume Liverpool contract talks until the summer

Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he will not resume talks over a new contract with Liverpool until the summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to play for England U21s at European Championship says Roy Hodgson

Harry Kane wants to "finish the job" and go to the European U21 Championship this summer, according to Roy Hodgson.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila keen on new loan for Jason Denayer

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will try to persuade Jason Denayer and Manchester City to extend the centre-back's loan.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company