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Updated: October 16, 2014
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(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photos by Robert Bos)

DSS seperates with coaches Koot, Van Vilsteren after promotion

...Head Coach Frank Koot...

...Asst. Coach Harry van Vilsteren...
(© Photos: Robert Bos Photos)
HAARLEM (Neth.) - A few days after winning the best-of-five Promotion/Relegation Play-Off against Mampaey The Hawks, 3-2, to promote to the Dutch big league, a surprising development followed, as DSS announced that it separates with its Head Coach Frank Koot and his assistant Harry van Vilsteren.

The Haarlems Dagblad-newspaper reported the separation. In its article, it was mentioned that the board of DSS stated that communicative problems were the reasons for the separation.

,,On Saturday-evening, you're standing with flowers on the field and was it hurray, hurray and two days later, you're fired'', Koot reacted in the article. ,,I'm very disappointed to say the least'', Koot added.

Koot led DSS the last two seasons. Last year, the team already ended in the top of the 'Overgangsklasse' (second highest league). This season, it were DSS and Twins, who battled for the championship. That was decided on the final day of the season when DSS won 8-7 at home. With that, DSS won the championship and qualified for the best-of-five Series against The Hawks, which finished in last place of the Dutch big league.

(October 16)

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