VVV Venlo have confirmed the departure of coach Jan van Dijk.
Venlo are currently second from bottom of the Eredivisie and have decided to sack van Dijk.
The 54-year-old took charge of the club in the summer of 2008 and guided them to the second division title in his first year.
Chairman Hai Berden told the club’s official website: “There was at VVV an increasingly uncomfortable feeling.
“We have discussed this regularly with the coach and at this moment the board of VVV Venlofeels the base for further co-operation has gone.”