Du Chatinier leaves Utrecht

Du Chatinier offered to leave the club before his contract was up,

and the club agreed. Assistant coach Jan Wouters will take over

managerial duties on an interim basis, with a statement from the

club saying: “The club and the coach had a good conversation. The

coach gave his preference to immediately cease activity with the

club.” Du Chatinier, who guided Utrecht into the Europa League last

season, added: “It is unfortunate but I will look back on a

wonderful time. “FC Utrecht gave me the chance to coach this great

club and we have all achieved great results together both in the

league and in Europe. “I wish every success for FC Utrecht.”

Technical director Foeke Booy, who will now begin a search for a

new coach, said: “It is unfortunate that we cannot finish the ride,

but we feel that there is insufficient co-operation for the

future.”