SC Heerenveen coach Jurgen Streppel spoke to Langs de Lijn en Omstreken about his decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

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Streppel has been in charge of Heerenveen since 2016 but will depart at the end of this season to seek a new challenge.

Streppel said, ”I believe that it is the right time to leave SC Heerenveen. I have had two great years and SC Heerenveen is a great club.

”If the feeling is not 100 percent from the club and the manager then I believe that you must stop and I also told the players the same.

”You must follow your heart when making these types of decisions.

”Talks were ongoing between me and SC Heerenveen the last 18 months, of course, there are things that play a role and you must also not forget that we also had to concentrate on upcoming Eredivisie matches.

”The club want to reach the European playoffs and that is still possible at the moment we are one point behind and we must try our best to achieve it.

”I do not believe that SC Heerenveen and I have grown apart.

”I will also admit that we have been inconsistent this season and that is difficult to change. It is in the DNA of SC Heerenveen to produce players through their own youth policy instead of just buying players.

”I have told my players what I have told you that this is a mutual decision to part ways. My contract was also expiring so it is a normal decision. I have asked my players to give 100 percent for the remainder of the season and try to reach the European play-offs.”

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