Jan Wouters is set to step down as head coach of Utrecht after a disappointing campaign which has seen Utrecht flirt with relegation.

  • By Michael Bell
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woutersWouters has been in charge of Utrecht since taking over from Erwin Koeman in 2011, and led the club to an excellent 5th placed finish last season, which saw them qualify for the Europa League.

However this season has been a disaster, with minnows Differdange knocking Utrecht out of Europe, and the side never recovered in the league, and only made sure of their safety last weekend.

The 53-year-old has blamed injuries to key players, and the loss of Nana Asare, Jan Wouters, Mike van der Hoorn, and Anouar Kali in the summer for the poor campaign. However the club are also not happy with the football on show, and it has now been announced that Wouters has informed the Utrecht players of his decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

Wouters is now open to moving back to the role of assistant coach, which he held at Rangers, PSV Eindhoven, and Utrecht before becoming a head coach.

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