Giovanni van Bronckhorst expects to get clarity about his future at Feyenoord after the winter holidays. The coach's contract is now over next summer.
"I am currently working this season," Van Bronckhorst said Friday at his press conference for the match against Heracles Almelo. "The time will come when we sit at the table, but I think it's only after winter holidays, my future is not the most important thing now."
Van Bronckhorst has been the head coach in Rotterdam since May 2015. In January 2017, his contract was extended until mid-2019.
In the 2016/2017 season, Van Bronckhorst led the club to the first league title in eighteen years. In 2016 and 2018, he also took the KNVB trophy with Feyenoord.
Feyenoord already has 13 points behind PSV
This season, Feyenoord won the Johan Cruijff Scale just like last year, but the results were disappointing. The Rotterdammers were eliminated in the Europa League second qualifying round by Slovak US Trencin.
In the Eredivisie, the team has at least thirteen points behind PSV leaders and eight in strong rival Ajax. Feyenoord played fewer games, because last weekend the light poles gave way to the home games left against VVV-Venlo.
Feyenoord qualified for the eighth round of the TOTO KNVB trophy. In December, the team will play at home against FC Utrecht.
Van Bronckhorst expects a difficult race at Almelo
On Sunday, Feyenoord fought for third place with Heracles. The Almeloans, like Feyenoord, collected twenty points, but played more duels.
"Heracles is built well and has many qualities", Van Bronckhorst praised the opponent. "This is always a difficult away match for us."
"That will happen now, especially since Heracles has a good start in the competition, and we have to do something about it."
The former international player is confident of good results. "We played the last match – except Ajax – the way I wanted, with a lot of movement."
Feyenoord missed Jeremiah St. Juste was suspended and Ridgeciano Haps and Luis Sinisterra were injured on Sunday. The match at Polman Stadium starts at 16.45.
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