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Bouma Signs New Deal At Helmond Sport
The current Helmond Sport manager in one of his last international games.
What a start it has been for Helmond Sport. The club, projected to finish 9th, is top after 14 games, with a four-point advantage over runners up Almere City FC. Why have the club’s performances improved so dramatically compared to last season, where the club finished 13th? The main reason is believed to be new manager Wilfred Bouma. Raised in Helmond, Bouma is a very experienced footballer, who hung up his boots two years ago. After receiving his coaching license, he signed a contract at his current club Helmond Sport.
Never could he have dreamt that he would do so well. Bigger clubs have already expressed interest in the Dutch manager, but Bouma has indicated he wants to get Helmond Sport to the Eredivisie and beyond. After this formidable start, the club decided to offer Bouma a contract extension, as his current contract only lasted until the end of this season. The former Dutch international player immediately signed his now contract, and it means he will stay at the club until 2017.
Under Bouma, Helmond have played attractive football which has impressed several football journalists, who all credited the manager for Helmond’s good start to the season. “With next to no signings, the team has still significantly improved, so it really is down to the manager. He’s let the team play nice football, and certain players, who didn’t perform last year, are performing greatly this year. He’s really awakened something in the team.” One journalist said.
Wilfred Bouma himself was also at the press conference after the contract signing, and he was very happy: “I couldn’t have ever dreamt that my debut season as a manager would ever start this well. We’re 14 matches in, and we’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m getting more and more confident as the time goes on. Our recent results haven’t been as good as at the start, because we lost our first game, but there’s no need to be concerned, really. We’re still four points clear, and we’re still playing the football we played at the start of the season, so I’m confident we can keep a hold of our position.”
The day after, the fans who attended a training session of Helmond Sport, were very happy about the contract extension. We asked one fan about his opinion: “Wilfred is a local lad, so it’s not surprising he signed the contract. It does show that he’s really committed though, and that he actually wants to help the club get promoted. I’m very happy with our football, and I certainly think Wilfred can get us promoted. He’s been great to watch on the training pitch, because he’s got a great bond with all the players, and he regularly joins in when the team play an 11v11 match here. All in all, he’s got a good connection with the players, and I think the good atmosphere contributes towards the fact we’re doing so well at the moment.”
This news came about a week after Helmond announced plans to totally revamp their training centre, and it shows the club are seriously planning for the future. A future that could see the club playing in the Eredivisie. Director Phillipe van Esch: “We have to think about the future, and I think that the chances of us playing in the Eredivisie are getting bigger and bigger, so we really need some upgrades and investments. The club doesn’t have great infrastructure as is, so we really want to improve on this.”