TUESDAY 17 MAY
Hoffenheim says goodbye to trainer Hoeness after two years
5:52 pm: The German football club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is looking for a new head coach. The one-year contract with current coach Dieter Hoeness will be terminated, it was announced on Tuesday. Hoeness succeeded Alfred Schreuder two years ago at Hoffenheim.
The 69-year-old Hoeness, brother of former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, has to leave because of the bad end of the competition. The club did not win the last nine matches and therefore missed participating in European football. Hoffenheim finished ninth in the Bundesliga.
It is not yet known who will succeed Hoeness, who was working on his first job as head coach at Hoffenheim.
Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Augsburg and VfL Wolfsburg previously announced that they were looking for a new coach for the new season in the Bundesliga.
Burgzorg final from Heracles to Mainz
11.45 am: The Dutch striker Delano Burgzorg continues to play in the Bundesliga. The German club 1. FSV Mainz 05 has lifted the purchase option in the lease, which means that Burgzorg comes over permanently from Heracles Almelo. He was given a contract with the number 8 of the Bundesliga until the summer of 2025.
The 23-year-old Amsterdammer has been playing on a rental basis for the club of, among others, Jeremiah St. Juste (who moves to Sporting Portugal) and Jean-Paul Boëtius. After three substitutions and a goal in the lost away match against 1. FC Union Berlin (3-1) Burgzorg became infected with the corona virus. When the former youth international had recovered from this, he turned out to be suffering from an infection of the heart muscle. Burgzorg has not played for Mainz since then.
“Delano has shown that he is a versatile striker, we look forward to his development in the coming years,” said technical director Martin Schmidt. “Although this process has been delayed for several months due to his heart muscle infection, we are confident he will pick up again once he is fully healed.”
Burgzorg scored four goals for Heracles in the first months of this season. The Almeloërs finished in sixteenth place in the Eredivisie and have to enter the play-offs for promotion/relegation.
Man City to let Gundogan leave this summer
9.31 am: Ilkay Gundogan is in his final weeks with Manchester City, British media report. The German international has received permission from the board to look for a new club.
Gundogan, 31, is still under contract with City for another year, where he was coach Pep Guardiola’s first purchase in 2016. But according to Daily mail the central midfielder has been given the message that a contract extension is “very unlikely”. Nathan Aké’s teammate was already noticed on Monday in the terminal for private jets at Manchester Airport. Daily Mail points out that Real Madrid were keen to take over Gundogan when he was still playing for Borussia Dortmund, but whether his trip on Monday is related is unclear. Guardiola gave the players two days off in the run-up to Sunday’s decisive title game against Aston Villa. Gundogan can then win his fourth league title with City.
Gundogan has started in 20 of the 37 Premier League games this season and is one of the vice-captains of the Sky Blues† He reportedly wants more playing time and would therefore also be asking for a departure.
MONDAY 16 MAY
Goalkeeper Noppert from Go Ahead to sc Heerenveen
11.43 am: Keeper Andries Noppert makes the switch from Go Ahead Eagles to sc Heerenveen. The 28-year-old Noppert has signed for two seasons in Friesland.
Noppert follows with his transfer trainer Kees van Wonderen, who also moves from Go Ahead to Heerenveen. The goalkeeper has to compete with Xavier Mous at the number 8 of the Eredivisie.
“We are happy that, despite several choices, Andries has chosen to continue his career with us. Andries did well at Go Ahead Eagles after the winter break. He is a goalkeeper with quality and a good personality,” said technical manager Ferry de Haan.
Noppert comes from the youth academy of sc Heerenveen. He then played for NAC Breda, the Italian Foggia and FC Dordrecht.
Union completes arrival of Doekhi
10.58 am: 1. FC Union Berlin has completed the arrival of Danilho Doekhi. The 23-year-old defender comes over from Vitesse and signs a three-year contract in the capital of Germany.
Doekhi makes the transfer-free transfer to the Bundesliga and will play in the Europa League next year with his new employer. Union secured its place in that European Cup last weekend. The team of the Swiss trainer Urs Fischer finished in a good fifth place in Germany.
Doekhi, who has played for Vitesse since 2012, will get a Dutch teammate in Berlin. Sheraldo Becker has been part of the Union squad since 2019. The Germans were not the only club interested in Doekhi’s services. Clubs such as VfB Stuttgart, Norwich City and Rangers also followed the defender’s actions with above-average interest.
SUNDAY 15 MAY
Boetius leaves FSV Mainz
12.22 pm: Jean-Paul Boetius is leaving FSV Mainz, the club announced via Twitter. The attacker has played for the Bundesliga club since 2018 and played around 100 games. It is not yet known what the next destination of the former Feyenoord is.
SATURDAY 14 MAY
Baumgartl loaned to Union Berlin for extra year
7:26 pm: Timo Baumgartl will not return to Eindhoven this summer. The defender will also remain with Union Berlin next season, where he was loaned out last year. The German club reports this on social media.
Baumgartl was taken over by PSV from VfB Stuttgart in 2019 for ten million euros, but was never able to impress. At Union, which closed the Bundesliga as number five on Saturday, the mandekker is much better in taste. As a result, the rental period has been extended. The German’s contract in the Philips Stadium runs until 2024.
Roeland ten Berge new trainer women PEC Zwolle
10.31 am: Roeland ten Berge will be the trainer of the football players of PEC Zwolle next season. The 45-year-old trainer/coach succeeds the Eredivisionist Joran Pot, who leaves for FC Twente Women. Ten Berge has worked for sc Heerenveen Women for the past five seasons. He signs a one-year contract in Zwolle.
Ten Berge, who also works as a teacher at the KNVB, was previously active as a trainer in amateur football for men. He was on the bench at DVS ’33, Excelsior ’31 and Berkum, among others. “For me, after five years, it was time for something new,” Ten Berge reports through his new club. “The interest of PEC Zwolle Women came at a good time in my coaching career. The vision that the club has really appeals to me. PEC Zwolle is known as a team that wants to kick-off year after year with its own trained players and plays attractive football with a very clear concept.”
Lineth Beerensteyn leaves Bayern Munich after five seasons
10.17 am: Lineth Beerensteyn is in her last weeks as a player of Bayern Munich. The Dutch attacker has had almost five seasons Der Rekordmeister.
Bayern announced the farewell on Saturday. “On the field, Lineth was feared by opponents mainly because of her speed. Off the field, she not only continued to develop personally and was valued for her open, relaxed and positive demeanor.”
In 128 matches in the shirt of Bayern, Beerensteyn was good for 25 goals. In 2021 she won the league title with the club.
The 25-year-old Beerensteyn has been a fixed value in the selection of the Orange Lionesses for years. Her counter stands at 78 international matches. In almost half of those duels she acted as a substitute. In total she scored 19 goals.
FRIDAY 13 MAY
Interim assistant Talan leaves SC Heerenveen after 12 years
5:38 p.m.: Jeffrey Talan will leave SC Heerenveen after this season. Talan, 50, will finish the season as an interim assistant. He has rejected an offer to work within the youth academy.
Talan has worked at the Frisian club since 2010, where he played in the first team for eight years. The former attacker, who also played for the Orange squad, was youth coach in Heerenveen, head of youth academy and assistant coach.
„Jeffrey has an enormous track record at SC Heerenveen and we would have liked to keep him for the club. We think that Jeffrey’s strength lies in the personal development of talent and we therefore saw a role for him within the academy,” said technical manager Ferry de Haan.
Heerenveen, which receives Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday, is ninth and still has a chance of qualifying for the play-offs for European football.
Sparta captures defender Van Mullem for two years longer
3:39 pm: Sparta Rotterdam has signed defender Jeremy van Mullem for two more seasons. The 23-year-old defender signs a new contract that links him to Het Kasteel until mid-2024.
In the summer of 2020, Van Mullem came over from SSV Jedeloh in Germany and joined the selection of Jong Sparta Rotterdam. He has so far played ten matches in the Eredivisie and one match in the cup tournament.
“Jeremy is an example of how coming out for Jong Sparta helps enormously in the development of young players,” says technical director Gerard Nijkamp. “We still see plenty of room for development and will continue to work on this over the next two seasons.”
NEC striker leaves for RB Leipzig
11:30 am: Yannick Eduardo will leave NEC after this season for RB Leipzig, where he has signed a multi-year contract. The 16-year-old striker played for the Under17 team in Nijmegen.
The left-footed attacker, who has both Dutch and Czech nationality and was born in Kadan, scored 18 goals last season. “I am very happy with this step. I have had a number of conversations with the club in which I have become convinced. I feel that I am in the right place at RB Leipzig. My goal is to develop myself as well as possible in the coming years.”
FC Groningen captures Swedish mercenary
11.25 am: Groningen has signed Swedish mercenary Alex Mortensen for two years. The Eredivisie club explained the option that it had negotiated with Kalmar FF on the 19-year-old striker. Mortensen, who came to Groningen on a rental basis last year, is now stuck until the summer of 2024.
The Swede came into action as a substitute three times in the main force. Mortensen mainly plays with the promises. FC Groningen sees enough future in the striker to take him over permanently from Kalmar FF. “Alex is a player who plays with a lot of energy and, in our view, has the FC Groningen DNA,” said technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus. “We would like to see up close whether he has the potential to progress to the first selection.”
The current number 11 of the Eredivisie does say goodbye to wing striker Sebastian Tounekti. The 19-year-old Tunisian international, who comes from Norway, played this season as a mercenary for Bodø/Glimt in Groningen. It did not come to a debut in the main force.
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