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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.

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Aad de Mos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 71 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 ...more

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Adrie Koster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Adrie Koster age 63 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.

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Arie Haan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 69 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 ...more

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Arno Pijpers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Arno Pijpers age 58 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 ...more

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Aron Winter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 51 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 ...more

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Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 53 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 ...more

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Bert van Marwijk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 65 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 ...more

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Clemens Westerhof is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Clemens Westerhof age 77 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. ...more

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Co Adriaanse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Co Adriaanse age 70 Jacobus "Co" Adriaanse is a Dutch football manager and former football player.

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Danny Blind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 56 Dirk Franciscus "Danny" Blind is a former Dutch international football player and current coach. He played as a defender for Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax and the Dutch national team. He ...more

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Dennis van Wijk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Dennis van Wijk age 55 Dennis Johannes van Wijk is a Dutch football coach and former football player. He is the current coach of Cercle Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. Van Wijk was a left-back who began his career ...more

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Dick Advocaat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 70 Dirk Nicolaas "Dick" Advocaat is a football manager and former player. He is currently head coach of Premier League club Sunderland. He has been successful as a football player and as ...more

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Diederik Simon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 47 Diederik Rudolf Simon is a rower from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country in five consecutive Summer Olympics. After winning the gold medal with the Holland Acht at the 1996 ...more

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Dwight Lodeweges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 60 Dwight Lodeweges is a Dutch-Canadian soccer coach and former professional player and the current manager of SC Heerenveen, which plays in the Dutch Eredivisie.

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Edward Sturing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Edward Sturing age 54 Edward Jeroen Sturing is former footballer defender from the Netherlands, who obtained three caps for the Dutch national team. He played for De Graafschap and Vitesse Arnhem. After his career he ...more

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Ernie Brandts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Ernie Brandts age 62 Ernstus "Ernie" Wilhelmus Johannes Brandts is a Dutch football manager and former player. As a player he played as a football defender for PSV Eindhoven, Roda JC Kerkrade, MVV ...more

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Erwin Koeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Erwin Koeman age 56 Erwin Koeman is a retired professional football player and became subsequently a Dutch football manager. He is currently the assistant head coach of Southampton where he works alongside his ...more

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Foeke Booy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 53 Foeke Booy is a Dutch former footballer and football manager. On 18 December 2007, Booy was named as the Sparta Rotterdam coach after managing Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia from summer 2007. He left ...more

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Foppe de Haan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 72 Foppe Geert de Haan OON is a Dutch football coach. He is known for his long association with Frisian club SC Heerenveen. De Haan was the manager of the Tuvalu national football team during 2011 ...more

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Frank de Boer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 45 Franciscus "Frank" de Boer is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie club Ajax. He spent most of his professional playing career with ...more

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Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 55 Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In ...more

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Frans Adelaar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 57 Frans Adelaar is a Dutch football manager and former professional player. He is currently temporary manager of Dutch top amateur side IJsselmeervogels.

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Fred Rutten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Fred Rutten age 55 Fredericus Jacobus Rutten is a former footballer and current football coach of Feyenoord. As a player, Rutten spent his entire career with Twente during the years 1979 to 1992. Following his ...more

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Gerard Kemkers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 51 Gerard Kemkers is a former speed skater from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. There he won the bronze medal in the 5000 metres. ...more

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Gert Kruys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Gert Kruys age 56 Gert Kruys is a Dutch football manager and former player

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Gertjan Verbeek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 53 Gertjan Verbeek is a retired Dutch footballer who is currently managing VfL Bochum.

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Guus Hiddink is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 71 Guus Hiddink is a Dutch football manager and former player. He is the head coach of the Dutch national team, since 1 August 2014, where he replaced Louis van Gaal and to be succeeded by Danny ...more

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Han Berger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 67 Han Berger is a Dutch football coach and former football player.

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Hans Segers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Hans Segers age 56 Johannes "Hans" Segers is a Dutch former professional footballer and goalkeeping coach of Premier League side Fulham. As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1981 to 2001, notably ...more

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Hans Westerhof is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Hans Westerhof age 69 Hans Westerhof is a Dutch football coach and currently technical director at FC Pachuca. As a player, Westerhof played for BV Veendam and BVO Cambuur of the Dutch First Division. He began his ...more

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Harry Sinkgraven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Harry Sinkgraven age 52 Harm "Harry" Sinkgraven is a Dutch association football coach and former professional player. He managed Canadian soccer team FC Edmonton from December 2010 until he was released by ...more

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Henk van Stee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Henk van Stee age 56 Henk van Stee is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Sparta Rotterdam and De Graafschap. He retired in 1990, and became a football manager, who worked for Sparta ...more

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Henk Wisman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Henk Wisman age 60 Henk Wisman is a Dutch football manager, who was the coach of the Armenia national football team for around a year. Wisman began his career at AFC Ajax, having played in their youth system. ...more

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Huub Stevens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 62 Hubertus "Huub" Jozef Margaretha Stevens is a Dutch football manager and former defender who is currently head coach of German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.

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Jan Poortvliet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 62 Jan Poortvliet is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, wearing the number two jersey. His biggest club ...more

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Jan van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Jan van Dijk age 61 Johannes Hermannus van Dijk is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands turned manager.

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Jan Wouters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Jan Wouters age 57 Jan Jacobus Wouters is a former professional football midfielder. He used to play defensive midfielder and was Dutch Footballer of the Year in 1990.

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Jelle Goes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Jelle Goes age 48 Jelle Quirinus Goes is a Dutch football manager.

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Jo Bonfrere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Jo Bonfrere age 71 Johannes-Franciscus "Jo" Bonfrére is a Dutch football coach and former midfielder, who spent his playing career with MVV Maastricht. In a long coaching career Bonfrére ...more

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Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 70 Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON, born 25 April 1947, known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and was until recently the manager of the Catalonia football team. He won the Ballon d'Or ...more

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Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 64 Johannes Jacobus "Johan" Neeskens is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. As a player, he was an important member of the Dutch national team that finished as runners-up in ...more

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John Achterberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
John Achterberg age 46 John Achterberg is a retired Dutch footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for NAC Breda, FC Eindhoven and Tranmere Rovers. He is the goalkeeping coach for Liverpool.

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John Metgod is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
John Metgod age 60 Johannes Antonius Bernardus "John" or "Johnny" Metgod is a retired Dutch footballer.

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Jos Luhukay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Jos Luhukay age 54 Jos Luhukay is a Dutch football manager and former player.

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Leo Beenhakker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 73 Leo Beenhakker is an international Dutch football coach. He has had an extensive and successful career both at club and international level. He led both Ajax and Feyenoord to Dutch championships ...more

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Louis van Gaal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 64 Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal, OON, better known as Louis van Gaal, is a Dutch football manager who is the current manager of Manchester United. He was formerly manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ, ...more

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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 53 Marcel "Marco" Van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early ...more

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Mario Been is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 52 Mario Been is a former football professional and football manager from the Netherlands. He is nicknamed "Mariodona", after Diego Maradona and his first name.

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Mark Wotte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
Mark Wotte age 57 Mark Wotte is a football player and manager from the Netherlands. Wotte has managed teams in the Netherlands, Egypt, Qatar, England and Romania, and has also worked for the Scottish Football ...more

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Martin Jol is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Coaches from the Netherlands
age 62 Maarten Cornelis "Martin" Jol is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. Jol played over 400 games during his career which included spells in the Netherlands, Germany, and ...more