Feyenoord have announced that Giovanni van Bronckhorst will replace the departing Fred Rutten as first team coach at the end of the season.

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heerenveen - feyenoordVan Bronckhorst, who played more than 200 times for Feyenoord as a player, has been an assistant coach at the club since 2011, but has now signed a two-year-deal to become the new head coach when Fred Rutten leaves at the end of this season. Jean Paul van Gastel has also signed a new three-year-deal at De Kuip, and will act as Van Bronckhorst’s assistant.

Feyenoord director Martin van Geel told the official club website, “We are confident that Giovanni after three years under Ronald Koeman and a year under Fred Rutten is ready for this step,”

Van Bronckhorst said on the position, “A huge honour.”

“I started at the club as a Newbie and after a long career now become head coach, it fills me with pride,”

“As an assistant, I learned a lot from both Ronald Koeman as Fred Rutten. A great challenge, which I really looking forward to.”

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