Han Berger is the youngest head coach ever in the history of professional football in The Netherlands. After suffering a severe knee injury, his playing career ended at the age of 22 and he was appointed youth and assistant coach at his hometown side FC Utrecht. When the then head coach Jan Rab was dismissed in January 1976, Han Berger was appointed head coach of FC Utrecht at the age of 25.
After that he coached the amazing number of 637 games in the Dutch Eredivisie being particularly successful with FC Utrecht and FC Groningen, leading them to a number of spectacular UEFA Cup campaigns. Under his management Cambuur Leeuwarden in 1998 won the 1st division play-offs for promotion to the Eredivisie.
As director of football at FC Utrecht and De Graafschap he acquired a reputation for implementing successful technical strategies, particularly in the field of youth development. Because of this he was offered the role of technical director of the Football Federation Australia. He held this position from January 2009 till July 2014. In 2010 Berger also had a short spell as caretaker manager of the Socceroos.
On April 17, 2014 Han Berger was appointed as a member of Directors on the board of Sydney FC.