Everse takes Heerenveen hot-seat

De Jonge 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 Dutch 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’s official 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 Holland. He has managed a number

of clubs including Sparta Rotterdam and, most recently, FC Zwolle.