Utrecht have named assistant coach Rob Alflen as the successor to Jan Wouters who stepped down as the clubs coach at the end of the season.

  • By Michael Bell

imagesWouters announced his decision to leave the club last month, after a disappointing campaign which saw Utrecht knocked out of the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, and finish the Eredivisie campaign in 10th place.

Utrecht have today announced that Alflen will step up to the coaching role, while Co Adriaanse will join the club as a technical adviser.

Alflen spent six years at Utrecht as a player, before spells at Ajax, Vitesse and Sparta Rotterdam. After retiring Alflen became coach of Utrechts youth team, before being named as assistant to Jan Wouters in 2011.

Co Adriaanse will also be a crucial addition to the club, with Alflen able to call on the former Ajax and Porto coach for advise, much like at PSV, where Guys Hiddink was brought in to advise Phillip Cocu.

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