Henk Fraser has left his role as FC Utrecht head coach after a training incident with a player, the club has confirmed.
Fraser, 56, was involved in an incident with winger Amin Younes during Saturday’s session and was shortly followed by the former Netherlands assistant manager telling the board he crossed a line and will resign from his role at the Eredivisie club.
“This has never happened to me as a coach. It doesn’t suit me and it doesn’t suit the club. I have damaged the club with this and that hurts many, including me,” said Fraser on the club site. ‘
‘That’s why I made the choice to step down as head coach of FC Utrecht. I do not recognise myself in my actions and would like to apologise to everyone involved.”
”At FC Utrecht, as with any company and as in society as a whole, certain norms and values apply. Sometimes, in the heat of the sporting battle, the edges are sought out’,” said Director of Football Thijs van Es.
“In this case, Henk has shown behaviour that exceeds the limit of what is permitted, which we immediately agreed on, which led him to make this decision.”
Fraser joined back in April this year after he resigned from Sparta Rotterdam just days beforehand.