FC Twente manager Ron Jans has revealed that he’s going to retire from football in 2025.
Jans has been managing in the Eredivisie for 20 years now, impressing at a number of mid-table clubs such as Groningen, Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle and FC Twente, where he currently works.
He’s been widely praised for his work at his current club with the Dutchman guiding them to 4th in the league last season, their best position in eight years.
His contract runs until the end of the current campaign and most fans are hoping he’ll renew it, extending his stay at the club, but he’s unsure if he’ll do so yet.
“Whether I will continue? That will be decided by the club, but right now I don’t want to make a decision yet,” he told Voetbaltijd.
“You never know what will change in a season. If you indicate something yourself, then you are running ahead of the music.”
What he does know is that he’ll retire for good in 2025.
“I support that,” he added.
“I don’t know if I’ll be ‘ready’ then, but my time is determined by football. There is little free time in it. As long as you are healthy, it is nice if you can organize your time yourself.
“2025 is in three years, then I will no longer be a trainer.”
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