Helmond stand firm on Poortvliet

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Dutch club Helmond Sport have insisted they will not co-operate in Jan Poortvliet´s move to Southampton.

The Coca-Cola Championship club unveiled the Dutchman as their new head coach last week but it has since emerged he has only signed a pre-contract agreement with Saints and is still contracted to Helmond.

Managing director Mario Captein told "I clearly told everyone the week before that Helmond Sport would not co-operate in any transfer of our coach. We were not and are not interested in a transfer fee. I told Jan he has a contract and we keep him to that contract."

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