Official: Michel Preud'homme leaves Twente for Al Shabab coaching post

The Belgian coach has said farewell to the KNVB Beker winners after only one season and has signed a contract in Saudi Arabia
Eredivisie outfit Twente have revealed on their official website that head coach Michel Preud'homme has left the club with immediate effect to take over at Saudi Arabian outfit Al Shabab.

The Belgian tactician replaced Steve McClaren as the man in charge at the Tukkers ahead of the 2010-11 campaign and guided the club to the Johan Cruyff shield and the KNVB Beker title.

However, Twente failed to retain their Eredivisie crown as a 3-1 away loss against Ajax on the final matchday saw them drop to second spot in the table.

The former goalkeeper told the club's official website that he feels the team can continue to be a success after his departure.

He stated: "I thoroughly enjoyed working at Twente and it has been a fantastic season. I am very happy that the board understands the situation and has respected my wish to move on. I wish Twente all the best for the future and am confident they will be successful."

High-profile names such as Ronald Koeman, Co Adriaanse and Frank Rijkaard have been linked with the vacant post in the past few days.

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