Du Chatinier leaves Utrecht

FC Utrecht coach Ton du Chatinier has left the club by mutual

consent after failing to secure a European place in the Eredivisie

this season.

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


“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