Willem coach - I won't quit
Willem II coach Gert Heerkes insists he will not resign, despite the club being on the brink of relegation.
Last Updated: 15/04/11 9:57am
Willem II coach Gert Heerkes insists he will not resign in the summer, despite the club being on the brink of relegation.
Eredivisie survival is near enough beyond Willem's reach as the season reaches its climax, with the strugglers sitting rock-bottom of the table having collected just 12 points.
But Dutchman Heerkes, who took over as boss last year, is adamant he is not going anywhere in the summer.
He told Voetbal Primeur: "I click fine with a large part of the club, so I'm aiming for a fresh start. I will not resign.
"This season we shot too short, including me. But this summer we will start with a new technical manager, Marc Hinton, a new management and a renovated group of players."
Heerkes, who has a year remaining on his contract in Tilburg, has remained positive throughout this season, but admits things are looking bleak for his side with four matches remaining.
He added: "Emotionally, you keep having hope, but rationally, you realise that degradation is very close."