Fred Grim is the new head coach of Willem ll. Grim comes over from RKC Waalwijk and in Tilburg becomes the successor of Zeljko Petrovic, who said goodbye this week.
Willem ll announces this through the official channels. Grims appointment is slightly falling out of the sky. Willem ll kept the interest in the trainer of RKC a secret, as there were no rumors about a switch. Grim was linked to AZ at the beginning of this year.
“Fred has worked as a football player and trainer at different levels, from youth education to the top of Dutch football. Willem II has the ambition to become a stable Eredivisie club with attacking football and let our own trained talents take the step to the first team”, explains technical manager Joris Matthijsen of Willem ll.
“Because Fred fits his versatile experience and vision he developed in his trainers career with Willem II, we see in him the right man to realise these shared ambitions. We look forward to starting the preparation of the new season with Fred in a few weeks.”
Grim has impressed with RKC over the past few seasons. His club fought against degradation, but still there was praise for the way the Waalwijkers play. RKC managed to maintain itself in the Eredivisie this season.
🤝 Welcome Fred!
— William II (@WillemII) May 28, 2021