Lawyer returns to FC Utrecht as mentor to interim coach Kruys

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Dick Advocaat is back in Dutch professional football. He’s accepting FC Utrecht’s request to serve as mentor to interim coach Rick Kruys, reports adtelegraph And the VI Wednesday.

The 74-year-old Advocaat has to complete the coaching staff, after a hiatus arose due to the departure of coach Rene Hawke. Parted on Tuesday due to disappointing results.

The club’s management decided to appoint Croyce, who has no experience as head coach yet, as the group’s interim coach for the remainder of the season. Earlier in the day, it became clear that Advocaat was called in to serve as a sound board.

Advocaat, who has good relations with major shareholder Frans van Someren and technical director Jordi Zuidam, couldn’t resist the call. De Hagenar was released after leaving the post of Iraq coach in November after just three months.

As an active player and coach in Utrecht

Advocaat was the coach of FC Utrecht in the 2018/19 season. Under his leadership, European football was enforced by winning play-offs. Advocaat also played for the club from Domstad as a player.

For the former Orange National Team coach, the mentor role isn’t the first. He previously helped Feyenoord’s coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst in this way.

The Utrecht club, which has not yet confirmed the arrival of Advocaat, is looking for a definitive successor to Heck. The club is currently ranked seventh in the Eredivisie.

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