Anton Janssen has today been confirmed as the new coach of NEC Nijmegen replacing the sacked Alex Pastoor.

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anton janssenPastoor was sacked last week, after NEC’s 5-1 home defeat to PEC Zwolle made it 3 losses in a row, and  extended their winless streak to 13 matches.

Today, NEC confirmed that their former midfielder/striker Anton Janssen will now coach the side, with fellow ex-NEC player Jack de Gier as his assistant.

Janssen started his professional career with NEC, scoring nine times in 87 league matches between 1982, and 1986, before going on to play for clubs such as Fortuna Sittard, PSV, and Kortrijk. The Dutchman then returned to NEC in 1994, and spent the last seven years of his career with the club, making another 187 league appearances.

After his playing career, Janssen worked at the NEC academy, before being named as coach of Eerste Divisie side FC Oss in July. His time at Oss is now a short one, with Janssen only being in charge for only four games, in which his side won two, and lost two.

After the appointment, NEC director Edo Ophof told the official site, “With head coach Anton Janssen and his assistant Jack de Gier, Ron de Groot and Wilfried Brookhuis we have in our eyes the right people at NEC.”

On Janssen, and De Grier he added, “Both men know the club well and breathe the club’s culture.”

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