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Sources: FC Cincinnati eye Zwolle's Nijkamp for GM

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Gerard Nijkamp, currently the technical director at Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle, is a candidate to be the GM of FC Cincinnati, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Dutch outlet VI was the first to report Nijkamp's candidacy.

FC Cincinnati has stated that team president Jeff Berding, currently acting as the team's GM, would step aside and focus on the business side of the organization, and hire a full time GM. Reached by telephone, Berding would only say that Nijkamp is "someone we've spoken to as we've...

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Manchester City sign defender Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle

Manchester City have signed defender Philippe Sandler from Dutch top division side PEC Zwolle, the Premier League champions announced on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old, a product of the Ajax Amsterdam youth system, has represented the Netherlands at under-20 level and can play as a centre-back or in a holding midfield position.

City did not provide financial details of the deal, but media reports said the fee was in the region of €3 million ($3.51m). The reports added that Sandler could be loaned...

PEC Zwolle beat Heerenveen to keep tabs on third-place Alkmaar

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PEC Zwolle closed the gap on third-placed AZ Alkmaar thanks to a 3-2 win against Heerenveen in Tuesday's only Eredivisie game.

Wouter Marinus opened the scoring for the hosts in the 23rd minute and Zwolle doubled their advantage five minutes later through Younes Namli, with Youness Mokhtar providing both assists.

Eighth-placed Heerenveen left the pitch 2-0 down at the break but Denzel Dumfries' 69th minute goal got them back into the match.

However, Zwolle hit back four minutes later, this time after...

ADO Den Haag 4-0 PEC Zwolle

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Erik Falkenburg and Bjorn Johnsen each scored twice as ADO Den Haag stormed to a convincing 4-0 win over fourth-placed PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Friday night.

The visitors went into the game on the back of a six-match unbeaten run but proved no match for their mid-table opponents.

Falkenburg put Den Haag in front after 23 minutes and Johnsen grabbed his first of the night when he doubled his side's lead on the stroke of half-time.

Falkenburg netted again early in the second half and Johnsen's...


Melbourne City signs PEC Zwolle's Bart Schenkeveld

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Bart Schenkeveld made 32 appearances -- scoring one goal -- during his two years at PEC Zwolle.

Melbourne City have added a fourth international to their A-League ranks, signing Dutch defender Bart Schenkeveld.

The versatile 25-year-old moves to Australia from PEC Zwolle, managed by City's former boss John van 't Schip.

Schenkeveld said Van 't Schip's "good advice about me" helped smooth the move.

"I'm delighted to become a Melbourne City player, starting in a new league and a totally new country," he said.

"The club has major ambition and a very clear way it wants to play football. I can't...