Mitchell van der Gaag spoke in his press conference about his pride in being named NAC Breda manager.

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The former Excelsior boss was confirmed as the new NAC Breda head coach on Wenesday, signing a two-year deal with the option of a third.

Van der Gaag said, “I am really proud to be named NAC Breda manager and I can’t wait to get started.

“Even though I was enjoying myself at Excelsior Rotterdam I was looking for a new challenge. I spoke to a club abroad but then came NAC Breda and my decision was clear after that.

“NAC Breda is a club going places they always get 20,000 fans at home matches and they have great facilities too. NAC Breda managed to avoid relegation without the need for playoffs and that is a great achievement for this club.

“I can’t guarantee anything next season other than the fact that we are going to work really hard.”

Van der Gaag admitted the club’s relationship with Manchester City influenced his decision, “I must say that I also find our collaboration with Manchester City very interesting. The current league champions in England are one of the richest clubs in the world and they give their young players a chance at NAC Breda.

“Manchester City is a club where everything is possible and we can profit from their knowledge.”

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