Former Utrecht boss Jan Wouters has stated that he is much happier being an assistant manager and he will no return to a head coach role.

  • By James Rowe

wouters aThe 55-year-old spent three years as a head coach at Utrecht, but is now the assistant coach to Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Feyenoord.

Speaking to NOS, Wouters stated he is happy to remain an assistant. He said, “I have no ambition to become manager again my current role as assistant manager is much more conjusive to my skill set and I feel more comfortable with it.”

“I always thought that it is such a shame as a manager to have to arrange so much not just on the pitch but off it as well. The most important thing in football is the victory I played in games with Bayern Munich where we did not get over the halfway line but we won 1-0.

“I also believe that the winning mentality in Germany is more apparent than here in the Netherlands at the moment we miss here the intuitive players who can decide games with their own individual moment of class for example in our youth teams we are too focused on one touch , two touch and possession rather than giving these players more attention as these are the players that can make something out of nothing. That is often decisive.”

Looking ahead to this afternoon’s game in Rotterdam against PSV, Wouters does not believe that the match will be decisive in the title race. ” I believe that the match will be crucial for both teams because it is important to stay in the hunt for the title. If one of the teams loses the points difference with Ajax only becomes bigger but it’s not decisive as there are still 17 games left in the league.”

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