PSV weeks without acquisition Hazard – Bruggink technical director Twente

PSV weeks without acquisition Hazard – Bruggink technical director Twente

Speaking of stadiums: Vitesse and Gelredome owner in court

In Volendam the stadium is named after a club icon for a one-off, in Arnhem there have been arguments for months over whether Vitesse will be allowed to use Gelredome at all next year. The club has been agitating for years against the high rental costs of the stadium and has even terminated the lease agreement.

Vitesse, however, invokes a “perpetual playing right” that was once agreed upon when the stadium was built. However, owner Michael van der Kuit, who took over the stadium with his real estate company Nedstede in 2018, has no intention of accommodating the club.

The club filed summary proceedings in court against stadium owner Nedstede and operating company Gelredome, hoping in the meantime to still reach an agreement for at least one year. On Wednesday those talks seemed to fail again, but on Thursday it was announced the parties are back around the table at the insistence of the judge.

If no compromise is found, the judge will have to rule on the rent issue. To be continued, no doubt.

Back to yesterday for a moment: Barcelona and Man United revive old glories

Ten Hag balks at result and referee: ‘Should have won’

The most beautiful match of the evening produced the most beautiful match. FC Barcelona and Manchester United played 2-2 against each other in an open match.

Three Oranje internationals contributed to the soccer party. Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona, who have been unbeaten since October. And Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst at Manchester United, which has established itself under coach Erik ten Hag and is back among the top in the Premier League.

Actually, the game did not get the stage it deserved. It was just an intermediate round in the Europa League, which still feels a bit like no man’s land in this club competition. The winner of the duel will advance to the eighth finals.

Back to yesterday: sour night PSV in Europe

Van Nistelrooij sees effective Sevilla: ‘It’s never finished, but enormously difficult’

Of course, PSV’s players and staff are holding out hope for a miracle. But after the 3-0 defeat in the first meeting with Sevilla, they too realize that the European season is almost certainly over. And that feels like unnecessary.

Indeed, Ruud van Nistelrooij had enjoyed his team’s play in the first half. “But because of a blackout we are still 1-0 behind,” the PSV coach said. Noted captain Luuk de Jong wasted the ball on his own half with a frivolous pass with the outside of the foot. Sevilla took advantage and took the lead.

Within ten minutes in the second half, the Spaniards extended the margin to 3-0. Normally, this decided the duel in intermediate round of the Europa League.

FC Twente: Bruggink succeeds Streuer as technical director

Arnold Bruggink

Arnold Bruggink will succeed Jan Streuer as FC Twente’s technical director. The club expects to conclude an agreement with the former player of FC Twente and PSV, among others, in the near future. Bruggink is currently active as an analyst at ESPN.

“Last week it was already heard and seen that Arnold Bruggink is a candidate for this position,” writes general manager Paul van der Kraan in a newsletter on the club website. “Arnold has already been involved in many areas within the club this season. We expect to come to an agreement with Arnold soon, after which he will start working at FC Twente as early as mid-March. From July 1, Arnold will then be the new technical director, with Jan Streuer inducting and supporting him for the time being.”

Kayleigh Williams