Van den Brom installed as new Vitesse coach

10:03, July 01, 2011      

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John van den Brom was appointed as new head coach of Vitesse on Thursday.

The Arnhem based Eredivisie club took over the 44-year-old coach from ADO Den Haag. He will sign a two-year-contract.

The deal seemed already done last week, but both clubs could not reach a final agreement. ADO even announced that the transfer request was rejected and their coach would stay in The Hague. Van den Brom's contract at ADO runs out in 2012.

This week Vitesse reopened the negotiations and the clubs reached an agreement on an alleged transfer fee of 500,000 euros.

At Vitesse Van den Brom succeeds Spaniard Albert Ferrer, who was fired after a disappointing half season. Under the reigns of the former FC Barcelona player Vitesse could hardly avoid playing in the relegation play-offs.

Vitesse was taken over by Georgian business man Merab Jordania in August 2010. Since that time the Arnhem side has bought a lot of players and expressed their aim to become Dutch champions in three years time.

Van den Brom played for Vitesse for most of his active career. He started his career as professional head coach at AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2007 and moved to ADO last year.

With the The Hague side he had a good season and qualified for the Europa League. At ADO he will be succeeded by his assistant Maurice Steijn.

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