AZ Alkmaar name Marco van Basten as Dick Advocaat replacement

Heerenveen boss Marco van Basten agrees a deal to replace Dick Advocaat as AZ Alkmaar manager at the end of the season.

Former Netherlands boss Marco van Basten has agreed a deal to replace Dick Advocaat as AZ Alkmaar manager.

Van Basten, 49, will leave Heerenveen at the end of the season and take charge of Alkmaar on a two-year contract.

A statement on AZ's website read: "AZ and Marco van Basten have reached a verbal agreement on a contract as head coach until the summer of 2016. The 49-year-old will succeed Dick Advocaat.

"The last formalities will be completed in the next few days, after which the Utrecht-born coach can be presented."

Alkmaar are currently seventh in the Eredivisie table, while Heerenveen are five points better off in sixth.

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