The second oldest club in all Holland, after Sparta Rotterdam, Vitesse begin the new season with much uncertainty hanging over them. Their poor financial situation forced the club to sell five first team players and only youngsters have arrived. Coach Theo Bos spoke honestly when he said "with the current squad, we can’t survive in the Eredivisie". FC Hollywood on the Rhine – as Vitesse were labelled ten years ago when they regularly finished in the top five and featured in the UEFA Cup – don’t look to have a season of anything but struggle ahead.
Key arrivals: None
Key departures: Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg); Claudemir (FC Copenhagen); Santi Kolk (Union Berlin); Onur Kaya (Charleroi); Nicky Hofs (AEL Limassol); Mads Junker (Roda JC)