Heracles Appoints New Director After Five Days: ‘I Expect Loyal Support’

Heracles Almelo has a new technical director after the departure of Tim Gilissen. Nico-Jan Hoogma is going to work for the degradant, as it becomes clear on Friday. The switch was already in the air for a while.
After Heracles relegated from the Eredivisie, Gilissen had to clear the field. Less than a week later, his successor has been appointed: Hoogma returns to Almelo as expected. The director worked with general manager Rob Toussaint between 2007 and 2018.
In recent years, Hoogma was active at the KNVB, but the native Frisian did not extend his expiring contract in Zeist. โ€œIn November last year, I already publicly indicated that I would not renew my employment at the KNVB, because I feel more clubman than bondsman,โ€ Hoogma tells the Heracles channels.
Hoogma hopes to be able to return to the Premier League with Heracles soon. โ€œI therefore expect loyal support from and for everyone in the club,โ€ he says.

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