PEC dismisses coach Stegeman after a painful defeat at FC Emmen | NOW

PEC Zwolle has sacked coach John Stegeman, the club reported on Saturday evening. Earlier in the evening, the people of Zwolle lost 3-2 to FC Emmen.

As early as December, PEC announced that the contract with Stegeman was not being extended. The 44-year-old coach and the club would split up after this season, but due to the disappointing results, the collaboration will now end immediately. PEC writes that it hopes to introduce a new trainer soon.

Stegeman was previously head coach at Heracles Almelo and Go Ahead Eagles, PEC’s major rivals. His move to Zwolle in mid-2019 was sensitive and in his first year at PEC he could not convince with a fifteenth place.

PEC is currently number 13 in the Eredivisie after failing to win five games in a row.

PEC Zwolle was the first club to lose to FC Emmen on Saturday.


PEC Zwolle was the first club to lose to FC Emmen on Saturday.

PEC Zwolle was the first club to lose to FC Emmen on Saturday.

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“We are completely right to lose”

Due to the defeat against FC Emmen on Saturday evening, which had not yet won this season, the PEC club management decided that measures had to be taken. Shortly after the painful loss in Drenthe, Stegeman didn’t look too combative himself.

“We’re completely losing here,” said Stegeman in front of the camera ESPN. “With all due respect to Emmen, we must at least show the same fighting spirit. Then we have a chance to win. If not, you will be kicked off.”

“It doesn’t matter if it’s against Emmen, against Ajax or anyone else, you have to do that every game. I thought we were too cute, too weak, too nice. It just wasn’t good. You don’t.” win a match in the Eredivisie like this “

Back in Zwolle, Stegeman heard that it was his last game as coach of PEC that will be back in action on Friday. The KNVB Cup winner 2014 then plays at home against sc Heerenveen.

Eredivisie game round 23

  • Friday 8 p.m .: Willem II-FC Utrecht 0-6
  • Saturday, 6.45 p.m .: FC Emmen-PEC 3-2
  • Saturday 8 p.m .: VVV-AZ 1-4
  • Saturday 9 p.m .: Fortuna-ADO 2-0
  • Sunday, 12.15 p.m .: FC Twente-Feyenoord
  • Sunday 2.30 p.m .: Heerenveen-FC Groningen
  • Sunday 2.30 p.m .: RKC-Herakles
  • Sunday 4.45 p.m .: PSV-Vitesse
  • Sunday 8 p.m .: Ajax-Sparta