SC Heerenveen announced on Tuesday afternoon that Jurgen Streppel will leave the Abe Lenstra Stadium at the end of the season, so that the search for a new trainer can begin. Technical manager Gerry Hamstra will be working on this in the coming months and indicates that he does not yet have a clear favourite in his mind.
We have just taken this decision. We haven’t talked to anyone yet,”says the driver, who, unlike Streppel, did sign up to talk to Football International,” Following the conversations we had with Jurgen, we decided to look for another trainer after this season. After those conversations, there were doubts at the club and Jurgen had doubts themselves.
Hamstra indicates that the’ DNA’ of its club is mainly that young people need to be scouted, trained, developed and resold. A new trainer must fit in with that policy, although Heerenveen is also aware that compromises will probably have to be made:”We have wishes, but if you list them all, you run the risk that you can only get out of Pep Guardiola. We must therefore set priorities in those wishes.
Do you think that Jurgen Streppel’s departure was the best option for both parties?