Ronald Koeman has announced that he will not sign a new deal with Feyenoord and will leave his position as coach at the end of the season.

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koeman cKoeman and the club had been locked in talks over a new deal for months, but could not reach an agreement, and the 50-year-old has announced on the official Feyenoord website, that he will leave the club.

He said, “I’ve worked well working closely with the players, the staff and all the others here at the club. I’ve been enjoying myself here from day one. The decision not to sign is one that I’ve made purely by feeling,”

“Feyenoord deserve to have certainty over their future. I’m working with the group to reach a beautiful end result and bring three fantastic years together to a close.”

Feyenoord director Martin van Geel added, “We would have liked to have gone another year with Ronald, but it is convenient to have clarity from the off – now we have plenty of time to find a successor,”

“It is not surprising that a trainer wants to look further ahead after a fantastic performance over three years. In that sense, I am not really surprised or amazed by his decision.”

Koeman joined Feyenoord in 2011, guiding the club to 2nd place in his first season, and 3rd last year. Feyenoord currently sit 4th in the Eredivisie table, and six points behind leaders Ajax.

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