Ex-AZ Alkmaar coach Gertjan Verbeek is set to be named the new coach of Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg on Tuesday according to German Media.

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verbeek bVerbeek was sacked by AZ recently after reportedly falling out with his players despite leading his side to a win over PSV just a day before.

However the 51 year old is not out of work for long, as German newspaper Nurnberger Zeitung, and football magazine Kicker are reporting that he will take over Nurnberg on a two and a half year deal.

He will replace Michael Wiesinger, who was fired two weeks ago with Nurnberg sitting 16th and without a win all season.

Nurnberg also spoke to Dutchman Rene Meulensteen about the position, but the ex-Manchester United coach already has an agreement with the Qatar FA.

The German club will be Verbeek’s first job outside Netherlands, with the former defender coaching Heracles, Heerenveen, Feyenoord, and AZ Alkmaar in his homeland.

Verbeek has only one trophy to his name so far in his coaching career, having guided AZ to the KNVB Cup last season.

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