ROYAL ANTWERP boss Mark van Bommel has smashed up his £100,000 Porsche – while escaping a gun-toting carjacker.

Ex-Holland international Van Bommel has led Antwerp to second in the Belgian league this season.

Mark van Bommel coaches Royal Antwerp

1

Mark van Bommel coaches Royal AntwerpCredit: EPA

But the 45-year-old reportedly feared for his life when parking in the garage below his city apartment on Monday night.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Van Bommel told police a man pointed a pistol at him and told him to get out of the car.

The panicked manager tried to reverse out of the garage, slamming into a parked Mercedes and setting off the cars’ alarms.

The would-be robber fled amid the confusion.

Arsenal to back Arteta's title bid and bankroll January transfer splurge
Ten Hag confirms Ronaldo WILL be in Man Utd squad for Sheriff clash

Antwerp police have seized Van Bommel’s Porsche Panamera to check whether criminals fitted it with a tracking device.

Spokesman Wouter Bruyns said: “Our teams searched the area, but they were unable to find a suspect.

“Nobody was injured in the incident.”

A tight-lipped Van Bommel admitted: “It was quite a shock, that’s for sure.”

Prosecutors have opened an inquiry.

World Cup star Van Bommel also played for Barcelona, AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, Wolfsburg and Fortuna Sittard.

The 79-cap midfielder went on to manage PSV and Wolfsburg before taking charge of Antwerp in May.

His squad includes former Premier League stars Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Janssen, Ritchie de Laet and Bjorn Engels.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/20229853/marl-van-bommel-porsche-carjacker/