DOETINCHEM – De Graafschap sent off coach Mike Snoei (57). Didammer’s position became unacceptable after he lost promotion to the Eredivisie.
Snoei’s resignation was reported by sources within the players group. The team met for the last time this season on Wednesday and was notified by Snoei of his departure.
After De Graafschap failed to promote for two consecutive games (1-1 against Jong Ajax and 0-0 against Helmond Sport), he also fell into the first round in the playoffs against Roda JC (2-3) wrongly.
Soon after the elimination, it became clear that Snoei’s position would become untenable. The crowd has turned away significantly from the coach, who has also been fired from Vitesse, Sparta and Joe Ahead Eagles in the past. A number of players – both internally and externally – have voiced strong criticism of Snoei.
Snoei has been coach of De Graafschap for two years. In its first season, promotion also seemed almost real, until the coronavirus threw a wrench in the works. Snoei’s contract, which was extended to mid-2022 earlier this year, must be purchased by Club Doetinchem. This is the second time the club management has had to communicate with Snoei. Upon his arrival in July 2019, a transfer fee of €60,000 to his former club Telstar was paid.
It is not yet known who will be Snoei’s successor.
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