Streppel: Willem move is positive

The 41-year-old was introduced as the successor to Gert Heerkes

this afternoon, signing a two-year contract with the Tilburg club

that also includes an option for a further year. Streppel joins

from Helmond Sport, who lie third in the Eerste Division. That is

likely to be where Willem find themselves next season, as they lie

five points adrift of VVV-Venlo and the relegation play-offs.

However, Streppel insists this is a promotion. “Although the club

are likely to go down, I see Willem II as a step forward,” he said.

“It’s a good club where there is the potential for something

beautiful. “The ambition of myself and of the club is the same.”