Heerenveen appoint Everse
Heerenveen have appointed Jan Everse as their coach until the end of the season.
Everse takes the reins from Jan de Jonge, who announced his resignation as interim boss two days ago. The 46-year-old had been in temporary charge of the club since former coach Trond Sollied was sacked in early September, but decided to call time on his stint at the helm with the club languishing in 13th in the Eredivisie.
Everse has now been charged with the task of salvaging something from a disappointing campaign, and Heerenveen director Yme Kuiper is relieved to have found a replacement so quickly.
"At times like this speed of action is very important," he told the club website. "This can only benefit the team. Initially we had not expected to have a new man on the bench in time for the Utrecht game (tomorrow). Things quickly went beyond expectations and that's a good thing. Speed and thoroughness are very important in situations like this."
Kuiper is hopeful Everse will be able to bring the best out of the players during the remainder of the campaign. "Jan is a passionate coach with his own clear vision. He is someone who gets things done," Kuiper added.
The 56-year-old Everse is a former Feyenoord and Ajax defender who was capped twice by the Netherlands. He has managed a number of clubs including Sparta Rotterdam and, most recently, FC Zwolle.