Bert van Marwijk

Bert Van Marwijk

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Bert van Marwijk <small>OON</small> (; born 19 May 1952 in Deventer, Overijssel) is the coach of the Netherlands national football team. He also played for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ, MVV, Fortuna Sittard, and other clubs, as well as for the Dutch national team. In 1982, he began his transition into coaching, retiring as a player in 1988 and becoming a full time coach. In 2002, he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord. He is also the father-in-law of AC Milan and Netherlands midfielder Mark van Bommel.



As a forward and a midfielder he played 393 matches in the Dutch highest division (Eredivisie). In 1975, he was called up by Rinus Michels to play for the Netherlands national football team in a friendly match against Yugoslavia, which was his only cap. He played for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ'67, MVV and Fortuna Sittard.


The World Cup semi-final winning coach had a humble beginning in coaching starting with the small team of Fortuna Sittard into the KNVB Cup final in 1999. In 2002 he led Feyenoord to win the UEFA Cup. In July 2004 he became manager of Borussia Dortmund and was succeeded, at Feyenoord, by Ruud Gullit. In December 2006, after two and a half seasons of stagnation in the middle of the Bundesliga table, the club and Van Marwijk announced they would part ways at the end of the 2006-07...
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