ADO Den Haag has immediately said goodbye to trainer Aleksandar Rankovic. After the 4-2 loss against FC Twente, on Saturday evening, the former player of the Hague club has received his congé. In the ranking, ADO is in sixteenth place with four points collected from eight matches.
Earlier this week it was already restless at the club. Last Wednesday, ADO announced that assistants Michele Santoni and Rick Hoogendorp were leaving. Santoni decided to step back because of the turmoil that would have been created in the media.
“All kinds of things are said and written about the club. Things that do not promote mutual cooperation. There would be people within the club who would like to get rid of Rankovic, I would want his place and we would not work well together as a technical staff. That is not true, but such reports make it difficult, “said the statement earlier this week of the resigned Santoni. Hoogendorp followed in his wake.
ADO wanted to rest
Martin Jol, head of the technical heart, stated in a press release after his departure: “It is the result of various internal conversations. We see this as a requirement to create more peace.” The goal was to appoint two new assistants in the upcoming international period, which would now have the position of head coach.
Rankovic addressed the question of whether peace had returned in The Hague on Saturday after the game with FC Twente, and before it was clear that he had been fired: