Marco van Basten health concerns force him to take break from coaching
Last Updated: 03/09/14 2:47pm
Marco van Basten is to take a break from coaching AZ Alkmaar due to health concerns, the Eredivisie club has announced.
Van Basten, 49, missed his team's 3-1 win at Dordecht on Saturday, and the club have now said he will remain absent until September 14.
"Health comes first and as a club we take our responsibility seriously," said the club's director of football Earnest Stewart.
"On the advice of our club doctor and in consultation with Marco we have decided rest would aid his recovery. Football is very important but good health is more important than that."
No details have been released regarding the condition of the former Holland international. Dutch media has reported he has suffered from stress-related heart palpitations.
Alex Pastoor and Dennis Haar will take charge of the side for a friendly match against Belgian side Mechelen and a league match against Heerenveen after the international break.