AMSTERDAM: Health concerns have led old Holland hero Marco Van Basten to step down temporarily as coach of Duch club AZ Alkmaar.
According to reports in Holland Van Basten, former Ajax and Milan star striker, has been suffering from a minor heart complaint.
He has also had family concerns following the death of his father.
Alkmaar have made a poor start to the season and a club spokesman said: “The absence of Marco van Basten will be longer than first expected. The coach has been struggling with physical discomfort for some time because of personal matters.
“These symptoms are so severe that it in the short term he is not able to competently carry out his work.”