Former Manchester United goalkeeping coach has thanked Manchester United’s staff, players and fans for the opportunity to work at the club.
The Dutchman followed Louis van Gaal out of the exit door after he was sacked on Monday and becomes the third goalkeeping coach to leave in the last four years after Eric Steele and Chris Woods.
His statement read as follows: “I am disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year plan.
But it has been an honour and priviledge [sic] to coach at such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC.
At first I thank the players. It was a great pleasure to work with them. And thanks to the owners and board, coaching staff and every member of the club’s staff.
And last but not least I thank the United supporters who are the best in the world!
I wish you all the very best in the future.”
Fran Hoek statement……. pic.twitter.com/rUegtD2PSI
— Frans Hoek (@Frans_Hoek) May 26, 2016
Frans always seemed like a decent guy but unfortunately for him he was part of van Gaal’s brigade and the end was inevitable for him but seeing as he’d worked for van Gaal from the beginning, something tells me he knew this day was coming at some point.
It’s a nice statement for Frans and we wish him all of the best in the future.
Thinking ahead and back to United, it does make David de Gea‘s rise all the more incredible when you consider all the different goalkeeping coaches he’s had to work under in the last few years. His rise has been completely unaffected by the changes and hopefully that trend continues and, of course, he stays at United.