Royal Antwerp FC won the double in the Jupiler Pro League last season. This season things are a lot slower.
Things are going particularly difficult for Mark van Bommel and Royal Antwerp FC this season. The reigning national champion and cup winner is doing a lot less than expected.
In the Jupiler Pro League, The Great Old is only sixth, eleven points behind competition leader Union SG. Things are even worse in the Champions League. Van Bommel is there with 0 out of 12 behind his name.
Due to Shakhtar Donetsk’s victory against FC Barcelona earlier this week, a European winter is almost certainly no longer an option, although it is still mathematically possible. In the Netherlands they are following Van Bommel’s situation with suspicion.
According to Soccernews, Van Bommel made the wrong choice and should have left after winning the double last year, at the peak. Now the marriage is faltering, although the Dutchman still has an ace up his sleeve.
Overmars brings calm to the current situation and maintains confidence in Van Bommel, although people in the Netherlands wonder how long that will last.