Harry Waites

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Harry Waites
Personal information
Place of birth England
Teams managed
Years Team
1919–1921 Be Quick
1921 Netherlands
1921–1924 LAC Frisia 1883
1924–1925 Feyenoord

Harry Waites, sometimes also called Jim Waites, was an English football coach active in the Netherlands in the 1920s.


Waites, who was a rugby player in his youth, spent World War I in an open Prisoner-of-War camp in the Netherlands, alongside footballer Arnold Birch.[1] After the war ended in 1918, Waites became a coach of Be Quick, winning the league title in 1920. Waites managed the Dutch national side in 1921,[2] and later managed Dutch club side Feyenoord between 1924 and 1925, before returning to England.[1]