PEC Zwolle are hopeful of keeping their successful manager Ron Jans on board. Voetbalprimeur are reporting that Jans and the board have held constructive talks during a training camp in South Africa. Both sides are keen to continue their partnership.

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jans aDuring their South Africa trip chairman Adriaan Visser and technical director Gerard Nijkamp have spoken with Jans about the future.  Some of the topics of those talks were the club’s ambitions and a look back at some of the highlights of Jans’ reign thus  far.

During Jans’ spell PEC Zwolle have been really succesful, with two mid-table finishes (11th) and some silverware to boot. Last season Ajax were hammered in the Dutch Cup Final and a few months later Zwolle beat Frank de Boer’s men again to claim the Johan Cruyff Shield.  Halfway through the current season Jans and his team find themselves in 4th place and look  to improve on those back to back 11th place finishes.

Whatever happens this season,  the club wants to grow towards regular mid-table status with an aim to finish between 8th and 12th. A statement on the club web site said that club and manager are hoping to put pen to paper over the coming weeks.

Should Ron Jans indeed remain PEC Zwolle boss then his current job will be his second-longest as manager.  Between 2002  and 2010 Jans worked at FC Groningen, before spending two years at Heerenveen, just a couple of months at Belgian side Standard (May –  October 2012) . Jans also managed a couple of non-league sides and was assistant-manager at FC Emmen.

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