FC Twente announces arrival of Bruggink as technical director
Arnold Bruggink is in all likelihood the technical director of FC Twente starting next season. The former player of the club succeeds Jan Streuer.
Streuer announced Sunday simultaneously with head coach Ron Jans that he is stepping down after this season. Both had been working in Enschede since the summer of 2020.
On Sunday, Bruggink was already named as Streuer’s most likely successor. “We expect to come to an agreement with Arnold soon, then he will start working at FC Twente from mid-March. And as of July 1, Arnold will then be the new technical director, with Jan Streuer inducting and supporting him for the time being,” Twente reported on its website today.
Under Jans and Streuer, Twente climbed steadily up the ranks over the past two and a half seasons. In the first season the club finished tenth in the premier league, last season the team finished fourth. Currently Twente is fifth after 21 matches, but the gap to the top teams is still small.
The 45-year-old Bruggink began his soccer career with Twente. Later the striker played at PSV, Real Mallorca in Spain, sc Heerenveen and Germany’s Hannover 96 to finish his career at Twente.
After his athletic career, the two-time international went to work as an analyst, mainly at ESPN.