Hamburg coach Stevens has signed an agreement with the club to take over at the end of the season, bringing to an end a long-running saga that has seen Reker publicly state his desire to see Jol or FC Twente coach Fred Rutten fill the void left by Ronald Koeman´s departure for Valencia.
Both duly rejected the opportunity, but Reker is adamant Jol was not top of his wish-list. "We first went to Jol because he was the only coach on the list who was without a club," Reker told www.psv.nl. "But that doesn´t mean that Jol was our first option."
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