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Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely

Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ Alkmaar coach after suffering “severe symptoms.” The Dutch club released a vague statement noting that van Basten would be away “unexpectedly longer than first expected.” From the club’s statement: “The Coach is struggling because of personal matters for some time with physical discomfort. These symptoms may be so severe that in the short term he is not able to competently carry out his work. Van Basten will miss this Saturday’s away match with FC Dordrecht. AZ sends Marco and his family strength.” It is not yet clear how long the Dutchman will be away or what is causing the symptoms.

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