It was claimed a heavy defeat would spell the end for the Dutchman.
"There was never a separation within the club, as we were always in contact and I asked him to stay close to the squad because his experience is fundamental to calm the environment. That was the case even when I was a player.
"I was glad to see this reaction and character from the squad and club. In my Press conference I also pointed out that I never received any of the indications from the President or CEO that I had a deadline or any of the other things written this week. I remain with the indications I received when I signed the contract.
"I am enjoying the experience, when it comes to the daily work, training and being with the players. I am growing every day.
"I have tried to teach courage, bring back some joy to the players and give them belief, which is perhaps more invisible than tactical changes. It is a crisis when a Coach is fired, so I had to get the group back on track and in that sense I am satisfied with how we have progressed.
"The players are working very hard in training to improve and emerge from this situation. Tonight the result was another positive step forward."
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