April 1 (Reuters) - Coach Dwight Lodeweges had to flee angry SC Cambuur fans on Tuesday a day after it was announced he was leaving the Dutch club at the end of the season to take over at Heerenveen, Dutch media reported.
Some 200 supporters held a protest demanding he left immediately while about 30 broke into the club’s stadium where Cambuur were having a closed training session.
Lodeweges fled into the changing rooms while his assistant Henk de Jong attempted to calm down the group.
The 56-year-old Lodeweges replaces Marco van Basten at Heerenveen next season after taking helping Cambuur to promotion last year and a seven-match unbeaten run in recent weeks that has them on the cusp of finishing the season in the top half of the Dutch league.
Canadian-born Lodeweges returns to Heerenveen where he previously worked as an assistant to Foppe de Haan. His coaching career has seen him work at PSV Eindhoven, in a caretaker capacity; FC Zwolle and Groningen and in Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Justin Palmer; firstname.lastname@example.org; +27 82 8257807; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com; To sign up for our Global Sports Forum chatroom, click here)