PSV have decided to finally sack manager Mark van Bommel after a dismal performance by the club under the Dutch manager.
Van Bommel as been with the PSV side for 18 months and has has a poor start to the 2019-20 season winning only two of his last twelve games across all competitions.
PSV are currently ranked at 4th position on the Dutch Eredivisie trailing top spot holders Ajaz by 10 points. Having finished the 2018/19 on second spot only 3 points behind Ajax, the club management has found the team’s recent decline worrying and are not willing to take any chances.
PSV’s general manager Toon Gerbrands came out saying the following in his statement on behalf of the club:
“The decline is too large and unworthy of PSV.
“The matches are the defining moments, but the process around them is also decisive.
“We monitor this intensively. PSV is a club where we try to help and support each other. That has also been the case in recent months.
“The club’s interest has always been paramount and the evaluation ultimately resulted in this painful decision. We have all done everything to turn the tide. Unfortunately, that did not work.”
The final straw for the club came as a result of PSV’s 3-1 loss to current 6th place holders, Feyenoord. Van Bommel was already in the hot seat after PSV found themselves unable to qualify past the group the stages of the Europa League.
Van Bommel seemed unaware of his pending dismissal from the club as he came out with the following statement during his post-game interview:
“Although I have to fight against the whole world, I am not giving up,” the 42-year-old said post-match.
“I have seen one of the best PSV matches this season, only the result is very bad. We came back against the odds, we dominated the game.