AZ Alkmaar have announced that coach Marco van Basten will take time off from the club after suffering a recent health scare.

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van basten cjcThe 49 year-old missed last weekends 3-1 win over Dordrecht and will not return to the dugout until September 14th after reportedly suffering from stress, and personal related issues.

AZ Alkmaar director Earnest Stewart told the clubs official website, “Health comes first and as a club we take our responsibility seriously.”

“On the advice of our club doctor and in consultation with Marco we have decided rest would aid his recovery. Football is very important but good health is more important than that.”

Alex Pastoor and Dennis Haar will take charge of both the upcoming friendly against Belgian side Mechelen and the match against Heerenveen, Van Basten’s former club, after the international break.

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