AZ Alkmaar Boss Van Den Brom Dismisses Speculation about Maccabi Tel Aviv Move

AZ Alkmaar managerJohn van den Brom says that there is no truth in the speculation linking him with a move to the Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The club are without a manager and have reportedly identified van den Brom as the best possible option to lead them ahead. Vanden Brom has largely been in charge of Dutch clubs in his managerial career, which started in 2010. He has been in charge of clubs like Vitesse Arnhem and ADO Den Haag before coming to AZ Alkmaar. However, his last job was outside Holland while being in charge of Anderlecht for a period of two years.

One of the major attractions for joining a club like Maccabi Tel Aviv is the possibility of managing in the Champions League. The club narrowly missed out on the Premier European competition for this current campaign after finishing second behindHapoelBe’erSheva in the Championship round. Continue reading


AZ Alkmaar’s Vincent Janssen is set to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

The Gunners have been on his radar for some time now and are keen for the Dutch international to join the club this summer. The player himself is interested in the move though he has remained coy about it. Following Holland’s 2-0 win over Austria, when asked, the 21-year-old answered Fox Sports saying:

“I want to make a step, that is clear. But there is no white smoke just now. England? We will see. Maybe something will happen in the holidays. I will take my phone with me anyway.”

Janssen scored an impressive 27 goals in just 34 Eredivisie appearances last season, increasing the number of clubs who want his services. Arsenal want the talented forward but are also strongly linked with a move for Leicester City’s forward Jamie Vardy. Coach Arsene Wenger might choose to move for more than one player in the position. The 29-year old Vardy is believed to be interested in remaining at the club, frustrating Wenger’s hope of landing the joint second highest goal scorer last season at the Emirates while adding a younger player in Janssen along with him.    Continue reading