Mark van Bommel quickly hopes for new club: ‘Bundesliga suits me’

Mark van Bommel quickly hopes for a new club abroad โ€œMy manager Mino Raiola has been approached quite often, but the whole corona period doesn‘t make it any easier,โ€ said the 2010 World Cup Finalist.

โ€œI think the Bundesliga suits me well. That German mentality is a bit of my mentality. England is also great, of course. Because of the busy schedule, you hardly have time to train during a season.โ€

โ€œ Intermediate boarding is of course not ideal. I think I can quickly make my mark on a team, but it is a lot more difficult in the meantime.โ€

Assistant

During his first job as head coach at PSV, Jรผrgen Dirkx (45) and Reinier Robbemond (48) were Mark van Bommel’s assistants (43). Wouldn‘t an older right-hand man have been a better idea?

โ€œ I knew Jรผrgen from the Under 19. When I look to the left, he knows exactly what I mean. And I thought Reinier was the best in the trainer course. He matched my idea of playing football. Don’t forget that I was still with Australia in Russia at the World Cup and started with PSV a week later,โ€ says Van Bommel, who succeeded Phillip Cocu suddenly to Fenerbahรงe in 2018.

โ€œMaybe I should have added an older person to the balance. Bert van Marwijk, of course, I had also deliberately included it. He was a sounding board, but he wasn‘t on the field every day. And when you say Van Marwijk, you’ll soon say Van Bommel. That must also be seen separately from each other.โ€