Groenendijk aims to save the Hague

After being appointed as new ADO Den Haag manager, Alfons Groenendijk vowed to help retain the club’s Eredivisie status this season.

Groenendijk agreed to sign a deal lasting until the end of the current season, with the option of a further two years inserted through a clause.

The 52-year-old joins the 16th placed side after the parted ways with Zeljko Petrovic on Tuesday due to a nine game winless run.

"Naturally I have kept an eye on the recent goings-on at ADO Den Haag behind the scenes. I believe that we can concentrate on the football with the players we have in the squad," the former Excelsior boss told NOS.

"I will do everything I can to keep this club in the Eredivisie. Relegation football is not the nicest football but often exciting with the pressures involved.

"During my playing career I had a great time here and I believe that together with the supporters we will work together to help ADO Den Haag move forward."