Thomas Letsch has left Vitesse to take over as manager of German side Bochum.
It emerged last week that Bochum were interested in appointing him, and an agreement between the club and the manager was reached on Monday.
He then told Vitesse that he wanted to leave to take the job, and the Dutch club have allowed him to do after agreeing a deal with Bochum.
“On the one hand, I am sorry to leave the club after more than two years, because I have enjoyed every moment from start to finish. On the other hand, I wanted to take the opportunity to coach a team in the Bundesliga,” he said.
The club, now under new American ownership, will begin their search for a replacement immediately, and Waalwijk’s Joseph Ooosting is the early favourite.
He’s done a good job there in the past year and knows Vitesse well haven’t worked as an assistant manager as well as a manager of the youth teams.