Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat has defended his decision to leave the Dutch national team to become head coach of Turkish side Fenerbahce. 

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advocaat cffffThe experienced coach was speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord, where he acted as an adviser to Giovanni van Bronckhorst last season before becoming an assistant to the Dutch national team.

Reflecting on his time with Feyenoord, Advocaat said, “I have already stated that the only thing I did last season to help was to speak about the squad and all the credits about the current Feyenoord form must go to the technical staff and Giovanni van Bronckhorst, not to me. When I was advising Feyenoord last season and I thinking together with them things were positive.

On his decision to join Fenerbahce, Advocaat added, “I came to Fenerbahce because not many managers get the opportunity to come here and I was presented with such an opportunity and I certainly do not have any regrets about my decision to come here.

“I am only regretful in a slight way towards Danny Blind and nobody else’s. At my age I do not have to ask anybody’s permission or opinion I do what I think is good for me and not what somebody else’s thinks is good for me.”

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