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Verbeek takes charge at Nürnberg

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 13.45CET
"I am pleased to be able to work here," said new 1. FC Nürnberg coach Gertjan Verbeek, with the 51-year-old back in work just weeks after leaving AZ Alkmaar.
Verbeek takes charge at Nürnberg
Gertjan Verbeek left Alkmaar in September ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 13.45CET

Verbeek takes charge at Nürnberg

"I am pleased to be able to work here," said new 1. FC Nürnberg coach Gertjan Verbeek, with the 51-year-old back in work just weeks after leaving AZ Alkmaar.

Gertjan Verbeek has been unveiled as the new coach of 1. FC Nürnberg, with the 51-year-old Dutchman signing a contract until June 2015 following the departure of Michael Wiesinger.

"Immediately after the first contact we had ten days ago, I fell in love with Nürnberg," Verbeek explained. "It's a club which has a tradition for working with young players, and that struck a chord with me. I had a look around the stadium and the training facilities yesterday and I was delighted. I am pleased to be able to work here."

Verbeek made over 250 appearances for sc Heerenveen as a player, before coaching Heracles Almelo, Heerenveen and Feyenoord. He won last season's Dutch Cup at AZ Alkmaar, but was dismissed in September following a poor start to the season. Nürnberg are third from bottom in the Bundesliga, and have yet to win in nine league games this season.

Last updated: 22/10/13 13.51CET

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