Famous Coaches from the Netherlands

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List of notable or famous coaches from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in the Netherlands and even some popular coaches who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from the Netherlands is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Johan Cruijff and Marco van Basten.

This historic coaches from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from the Netherlands?" These prominent coaches of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch coaches.

Use this list of renowned Dutch coaches to discover some new coaches that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (76 items)
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    Aad de Mos is a Dutch football coach, currently without a club. De Mos has coached teams in his home country, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Greece, as well managing the United Arab Emirates national team. De Mos won the 1988 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as manager of KV Mechelen. more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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    Adrie Koster

    Adrianus Cornelis „Adrie“ Koster is a former football winger from the Netherlands, who is currently in charge of VfB Stuttgart as assistant coach of Huub Stevens. more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Zierikzee, Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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    Arie Haan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
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    Arend "Arie" Haan is a former Dutch footballer and coach, who scored 6 goals in 35 matches for the Dutch national squad of the 1970s. At club level he enjoyed a successful career with AFC Ajax, R.S.C. Anderlecht, Standard Liège and PSV Eindhoven. He participated seven times in European Cup finals with ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Finsterwolde, Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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    Arno Pijpers

    Arnoldus Dick Pijpers is a Dutch football coach. He worked for the Royal Dutch Football Association as a youth coach, before taking up a dual role in being the coach of Estonian club FC Flora Tallinn and the Estonia national football team. After the end of his contract, he joined Eredivisie club FC ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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    Aron Winter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
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    Aron Mohamed Winter is a retired Dutch football midfielder and former head coach of Toronto FC. He has played for Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands, for Italian sides Lazio and Internazionale, and for the Dutch national team. more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
    • Profession: Coach
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    Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
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    Sebastiaan "Bas" Rutten is a Dutch retired mixed martial artist, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak. Fight Matrix lists Rutten as the third MMA ...more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Tilburg, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach, Actor, Voice acting, Martial artist, TV Personality, + more
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    Bert van Marwijk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
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    Bert van Marwijk OON is a Dutch football manager. As a footballer, he played for the Go Ahead Eagles, AZ Alkmaar, MVV and Fortuna Sittard amongst other clubs, and represented the Netherlands once. In 1982, he began his transition into a manager, retiring as a player in 1988 and becoming a full-time ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Deventer, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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    Clemens Westerhof

    Clemens Westerhof is a Dutch football manager, who has worked in various football positions on the African continent since 1989. He is most noted for his success with the Nigerian national team. Under Westerhof, the Super Eagles won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and also qualified for the second round ...more

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    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Beek, Montferland, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Coach
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