AZ Alkmaar confirm sacking of Verbeek

Dutch giants AZ Alkmaar have confirmed the shock sacking of coach Gertjan Verbeek.

Verbeek was sacked just a day after his side managed to beat Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven.

AZ Alkmaar blamed a “lack of chemistry” between Verbeek and his squad as the reason for the sacking.

“Coach Gertjan Verbeek leaves AZ with immediate effect,” read a statement on club website az.nl.

“Based on a lack of chemistry between players and the head coach resulting in a lack of confidence, the management and supervisory board sees no more basis for further co-operation.”