Willem II have sacked coach Gert Heerkens four matches before the end of the season, the Dutch league club has confirmed.
Heerkens joined Willem last July but they earned just two points from the first 15 league matches. They now have 12 points and prop up the division, five points adrift of VVV Venlo.
A statement on Willem II’s official website confirmed Heerkes’ departure after just nine months in charge.
“Following a conversation between the two parties, the club informed Gert Heerkes of the decision to end their co-operation at the end of the season,” read the statement.
“It was then jointly agreed they would go their separate ways with immediate effect. Willem II’s very disappointing results are the basis for this.”