Goalkeeping coach Sieb Dijkstra is no longer involved in Fortuna Sittard’s first team. According to the Limburg premier league club, there was too great a difference in vision with the ‘technical heart’. The 54-year-old Kerkrade officer now has to continue at the Academy of Fortuna Sittard, where he has been working since 2016.
Patrick Creemers, who was active as a goalkeeper coach at the Academy, will be responsible for the goalkeeper training at the main force until the end of the season.
Dijkstra’s departure from the A-selection cannot be seen in isolation from the controversial arrival of goalkeeper Piet Velthuizen. The 34-year-old goalkeeper was signed at the end of last month until the end of this season, replacing Yanick van Osch (serious bone bruises) and reserve goalkeeper Alexei Koselev, who will leave for Japan as soon as the state of emergency there is lifted.
Velthuizen made his comeback last Sunday in the lost away match against FC Groningen (1-0). The far from trained goalkeeper had to go to the side after 22 minutes with a thigh injury.
According to Dijkstra, he had nominated another keeper for trainer Sjors Ultee, but the head coach chose Velthuizen. “I immediately saw: he is not fit. I said to Sjors that it would be irresponsible to let him play against Groningen. He did think Piet made a reasonably fit impression ”, says Dijkstra on VI.nl.
The whole affair around Velthuizen reportedly led to a blazing quarrel between Dijkstra and Ultee. In the end, the goalkeeper coach was told by the successful head coach that he was no longer welcome in the technical staff. “I never want to have anything to do with that man again”, says Dijkstra.
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Goalkeeping coach Dijkstra has to take a step back at Fortuna | after a conflict with Ultee Dutch football
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