Groenendijk leaves struggling Willem

A 2-1 loss at NEC Nijmegen in midweek has left the side second from

bottom in the Eredivisie standings, six points from safety.

Groenendijk has paid the price for that poor form, according to

Willem II technical director Henry van der Vegt. “Despite every

effort made to improve the team, the results continue,” he said on

the club’s website “We did not feel Alfons could still turn the

tide here.” Mark Schenning will take charge of the squad for

Sunday’s daunting trip to second-placed FC Twente.