The view from the Netherlands

Verbeek's route to success

April 2, 2012
By Ernst Bouwes
His team were cruising - 3-0 up with half an hour to go and on the verge of reclaiming the top position in the league that weekend, but AZ coach Gert-Jan Verbeek nevertheless managed to get himself sent off after an altercation with the fourth official.

AZ did not get a penalty, conceded one themselves and saw a defender red carded. Verbeek went mad in front of 17,000 spectators, was sent to the stands and then made a song and dance about his punishment and the alleged "dishonesty" of ...

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