Friday, 18th April, 2014

Heerenveen boss Marco van Basten has agreed to take charge of AZ Alkmaar on a two-year deal to be effective from this summer.

The former AC Milan player had revealed last month that he would be standing down from his position as Heerenveen manager at the end of this season.

Van Basten has so far failed to enjoy the same success as a coach as he managed as a player.

He took charge of the Netherlands national team in 2004, but after a four-year spell, he left his post and joined Ajax briefly before taking over Heerenveen in 2012.


The 49-year-old will now replace Dick Advocaat as the manager of AZ Alkmaar.

"AZ and Marco van Basten verbally agreed on Thursday a contract through to the summer of 2016", a club statement revealed.

"The formalities will be sorted out in the coming days."

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