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Thought that the achievement of F C Twente on reaching the Champions League deserved its own thread.

Congratulations to F C Twentre and good luck next season :smileani:
 

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Luv 'em :thumbsup:

However what to think if Adrie Koster goes there :neutral:

Also you wonder who's going to leave....
Douglas has been regularly linked to Ajax for the last month or so
Engelaar with Schalke

In return dikke Theo'll be coming for the Feyenoord bound Karim El Ahmadi

hmmm

maybe they'll be able to sign Aisatti on a permanent deal with possible CL money and off course a stadium twice the size of its current capacity :cool:
 

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It's rumoured that they are going to sign Morten Olsen (the NT-coach of Denmark) as new coach.
 

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:howler: Check this out. What the fok do they think they're doing up there in Enschede? :D

The Times said:
May 19, 2008
McClaren to go Dutch in surprise return
Matt Dickinson

Steve McClaren is on the brink of a surprise return to football in the Netherlands with FC Twente. The former England head coach was in Amsterdam yesterday to see Twente qualify for the Champions League at the expense of Ajax.

McClaren will decide this week whether to rebuild his career overseas and is giving serious consideration to the offer from Twente. He has been out of work since he was dismissed by the Football Association in November after England’s failure to qualify for Euro 2008 and is keen to return this summer. The usual post-season cull of managers is likely to provide openings in the Coca-Cola Championship, but McClaren has often expressed a desire to work abroad.



Twente finished fourth in the Dutch league, ten points behind PSV Eindhoven, the champions, but secured the second Champions League place through the play-offs with a 0-0 draw in the Amsterdam ArenA yesterday. They will join in the third qualifying round and the promise of European football is one of the lures for the Yorkshireman.

There is also the chance to rebuild his reputation without some of the baggage that would inevitably follow him around England because of his failure with the national side. Sir Bobby Robson also left the FA to work in the Netherlands, with PSV, and he is known to have encouraged McClaren to consider working there. The language would be far less of a problem than in other European countries.
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Twente want McClaren to decide in the next few days whether he will succeed Fred Rutten, who has agreed to join Schalke 04 in Germany. One report yesterday linked McClaren with a return to Derby County, but there has been no approach. While it would be a gamble to move abroad, success would also mark him out. The number of English coaches who have worked overseas has been pitifully few in recent years.

Twente will regard it as a coup if they can attract the man who was once Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United and who, while at Middlesbrough, won the League Cup in 2004, came runner-up in the Uefa Cup in 2006 and finished seventh in the Premiership, the club’s highest finish.

Since losing the England job, McClaren, 47, has been travelling around Europe, seeking to build up his contacts and knowledge of players. That experience could prove useful given that he would need to trade within a limited budget at Twente, based in Enschede, a city of around 150,000 people near the eastern border with Germany. Bankrupt five years ago, the club have since been taken over by ambitious new owners. Managerial rivals would include Marco van Basten, who will take charge at Ajax this summer.

If McClaren does decide to move abroad — and his family is bound to be another consideration — Twente’s custom of playing You’ll Never Walk Alone before kick-off should at least help him to feel more at home after his years in England.

Original article, click here
 

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:dielaugh: :dielaugh: :dielaugh:

there goes all the hard work Rutte and Munsterman have done over the years....
 

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The replacements mentioned doesn't get any worse :thmbdown:
 

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Thank goodness no Adrie Koster to Twente as he's decided to stay :thumbsup:

now only 2 donkeys left to cross off the list

Olsen I really don't see coming. I mean why leave your NT for some provincial club in Holland?
 

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Don't know a single reason why van Halst and Munsterman want him, there must be more than enough other option.
 

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yes

Hij komt, hij komt
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mijn beste vriend, jouw beste vriend,
de vriend van ieder kind.

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de telegraaf said:
FC Twente strikt Steve McClaren
door Henk Evenblij en Wim Neeskens
ENSCHEDE - FC Twente staat komend seizoen onder leiding van de voormalige Engelse bondscoach Steve McClaren. De 47-jarige Brit is de opvolger van de naar Schalke 04 vertrokken Fred Rutten. Op enkele details na staat de komst van McClaren vast. Zo eist McClaren dat de selectie na het vertrek van zowel Orlando Engelaar (Schalke 04) als Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord) niet verder wordt uitgehold. Bovendien wenst hij een groot gedeelte van het transfergeld (12 miljoen euro) van bovengenoemd duo te spenderen aan nieuwe aankopen.

Gisteren kwam alles in een stroomversnelling, toen de Engelsman samen met voorzitter FC Twente-voorzitter Joop Munsterman werd gespot in het stadion in Enschede. Ook nam McClaren met commercieel directeur Jan van Halst nog een kijkje op het trainingscomplex. Munsterman had met Morten Olsen nog een ijzer in het vuur, maar de Deense bondscoach besloot, na een onderhoud met Munsterman in Kopenhagen, aan te blijven om zich met de Denen te plaatsen voor het WK van 2010.

McClaren was twee weken terug getuige van de beslissende play-offwedstrijd van FC Twente in de ArenA tegen Ajax. De club deed zijn bezoek af als toevallig, puur uit interesse voor een Nederlandse topwedstrijd . Met de vergeefse reis naar Kopenhagen in het achterhoofd, werden dezer dagen de contacten tussen McClaren en Twente nog eens extra verstevigd. En staat niets meer in de weg voor de entree van deze vroegere manager van Engeland.
Only slight minus is that we could forget about getting Douglas then
 

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Twente are going to sign two Israeli players from Beitar Jerusalem, striker Toto Tamuz and midfielder Gal Alberman. Total price sum will be around € 2 million.
 

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hi, shay from israel f.c ashdod fan, i can tell you that you found a bargain. great players. both nt players, alberman was selected this week for the best player of the season.
you exploid well their low release clause each 1 mil. but i'm not sure that alberman will come to you because everyone here including him expecting him to play in a much stronger league (he recently got an offer from catania from the serie -a)
tamuz is a young (19) tallented player with great techniqe and phisycal abillities.
 
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