|Full name||Robert Patrick Maaskant|
|Date of birth||10 January 1969|
|Place of birth||Schiedam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Columbus Crew|
|1989–1990||Go Ahead Eagles||21||(1)|
|2003–2003||Go Ahead Eagles|
|2012||Texas Dutch Lions|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Robert Patrick Maaskant (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroː.bərt ˈpɑt.rɪk ˈmaːs.kɑnt]) (born January 10, 1969 in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland) is a retired Dutch football midfielder and current coach of Belarusian club Dinamo Minsk.
A former assistant at Go Ahead Eagles and FC Zwolle, Maaskant was named head coach of RBC Roosendaal for the 1999–2000 season. He worked there for three years, before joining Go Ahead Eagles. He worked in Deventer for seven months, came back to Roosendaal, and then moved on to Willem II Tilburg in the summer of 2004. There he was fired on November 21, 2005 and replaced by Kees Zwamborn. On January 4, 2006 Maaskant was re-instated as the manager of RBC Roosendaal, as the successor of Dolf Roks. He was fired in 2007 and signed a one-year contract with MVV Maastricht for season 2007–2008 with an option to extend it for 2 more years. In February 2008, he left MVV and signed for NAC Breda to be the auxiliary coach of Ernie Brandts. In the summer of the same year, as soon as Brandts left the Bredase club, Maaskant took the spot.
Robert Maaskant had two rather successful seasons at NAC Breda. In the first season NAC qualified for the UEFA Cup. In Maaskant’s second season at NAC, the club nearly missed play-offs for the UEFA Cup. From May 2010 onwards, it appeared NAC had financial problems. Directly afterwards, Maaskant raised his concerns via the press and Maaskant wasn’t able to afford new players.
On August 21, 2010 NAC and Maaskant made public that the trainer would leave NAC Breda for Polish football club Wisła Kraków, where Maaskant signed a 2-year deal. He won the Polish championship in his first season at Wisła Kraków. But afterwards he missed the qualification to the 2011-12 Champions League group stage. On 7 November 2011, a day after Wisła's first away loss against city rival Cracovia since 28 years, Wisła Kraków announced that Maaskant is no longer the coach of the team.
FC Groningen announced on 11 March 2013 that it would not be renewing its 1-year contract with Maaskant.
- http://www.nacblog.nl/index.php?itemid=3027 Dutch news article Maaskant demands openness NAC board
- http://www.nacblog.nl/index.php?itemid=3028 Dutch news article Maaskant needs to talk to NAC board
- http://www.nac.nl/nieuws/33565/robert-maaskant-onmiddellijk-naar-wisla-krak-w.html Dutch article on transfer Maaskant
- "Robert Maaskant przestał być trenerem Wisły Kraków". wisla.krakow.pl. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- "Dutch top Coach Robert Maaskant joins Dutch Lions FC organization". texasdutchlionsfc.com. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
- "TDL FC signs top players Kolkka and Polak". texasdutchlionsfc.com. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Maaskant gaat tekenen bij FC Groningen". fcupdate.nl.
- "Maaskant: "Voor spektakel zorgen in Euroborg"". fcupdate.nl.
- "Maaskant tekent voor anderhalf jaar in Minsk". voetbalprimeur.nl.
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