Poortvliet will be joined at St Mary´s by countryman Mark Wotte after the pair agreed to pay compensation to their current clubs with Poortvliet, 52, at Helmond Sport while Wotte, 47, has been coaching in Qatar with Ahli Doha.
Chairman Michael Wilde told the club´s official website, www.saintsfc.co.uk: "We are extremely grateful for Nigel´s contribution. He came to the club at a time of crisis and through his hard work and commitment we were able to avoid relegation on the last day.
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