Bert van Marwijk
Van Marwijk as the Netherlands team manager in 2011
|Full name||Lambertus van Marwijk|
|Date of birth||19 May 1952|
|Place of birth||Deventer, Netherlands|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Saudi Arabia (manager)|
|1969–1975||Go Ahead Eagles||146||(16)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Bert van Marwijk OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrt fɑˈmɑrʋɛi̯k], surname isolated: Dutch pronunciation: [vɑˈmɑrʋɛi̯k]; born 19 May 1952) is a Dutch football manager who is currently the manager of Saudi Arabia. As a footballer, he played for the Go Ahead Eagles, AZ Alkmaar, MVV and Fortuna Sittard amongst other clubs, and represented the Netherlands once.
In 1982, he began his transition into a manager, retiring as a player in 1988 and becoming a full-time manager. In 2002, he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord. Van Marwijk managed the Netherlands from 2008 until June 2012 and guided the country to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, which was lost 1–0 in extra-time to Spain. He left this position after the Netherlands lost all of their three matches at UEFA Euro 2012. Van Marwijk is the father-in-law of former Netherlands international Mark van Bommel.
Van Marwijk was born in Deventer, Overijssel. As a forward and a midfielder he played 393 matches in the Dutch highest division (Eredivisie). He began his career at Go Ahead Eagles, his hometown club. After 6 seasons he left Deventer and started to play in Alkmaar, for AZ'67. In 1978 he moved to MVV Maastricht. After 8 seasons at MVV he played one season for Fortuna Sittard. He ended his playing career in 1988 after playing one season for the Belgium Football Club Assent.
Van Marwijk had opportunities to play for bigger clubs like Feyenoord, or West Ham United F.C., but because of injuries he never made a big transfer.
Van Marwijk began his managerial career at his former club Fortuna Sittard. He became 7th in the Eredivisie in 1998, and reached the KNVB Cup final in 1999. Fortuna had players like Mark van Bommel, Kevin Hofland and Wilfred Bouma during that period.
In 2000 Van Marwijk became the manager of Feyenoord Rotterdam. In his first season he led Feyenoord to the second place in the league. In his second season, 2001–02, he had one of the biggest successes of his career. After beating SC Freiburg, Rangers FC, PSV Eindhoven and Inter in the knock-out stage he won the UEFA Cup final after beating Borussia Dortmund with 3-2. He ended on the third place in the league with Feyenoord in the seasons 2001-02, 2002–03 and 2003-04. In July 2004 he became manager of Borussia Dortmund and was succeeded, at Feyenoord, by Ruud Gullit.
In his first two seasons at Borussia he ended 7th in the Bundesliga table. During his third season, stagnated in the mid-table finishing 9th, Van Marwijk and the club announced would part ways at the end of the 2006–07 season. However on 18 December, Dortmund and Van Marwijk parted company earlier than announced, and he was replaced by Jürgen Röber.
In June 2007 he returned to Feyenoord, also bringing back Feyenoord veteran Giovanni van Bronckhorst; he acquired Tim de Cler, Kevin Hofland and Roy Makaay, and with this team Feyenoord won the KNVB Cup in 2008 after beating Roda JC 2-0 in the final.
Netherlands national team
It would, however, prove a short-lived return: before the end of the 2007–08 season it was announced Van Marwijk would succeed Marco van Basten as head coach of the Dutch national team after UEFA Euro 2008. During his two spells as coach of Feyenoord, five seasons in total, they would finish second once in the Eredivise 2000–01. Van Marwijk was succeeded at Feyenoord by Gertjan Verbeek. His management staff as the Dutch national coach includes former internationals Ernest Faber and Phillip Cocu, as well as Dick Voorn.
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Van Marwijk led the Dutch national team to the final against Spain after defeating Slovakia in the round of 16, Brazil in the quarter-finals and Uruguay in the semi-finals. They lost 1–0 in extra time. He opted for a very hard style of play, especially during the final, in strong contrast with the Dutch football tradition.
On 8 December 2011 Van Marwijk extended his contract with the KNVB, with four more years until the summer of 2016, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 tournaments. However, at the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament the Dutch ended up without a single point causing Van Marwijk to resign his position on 27 June.
On 26 September 2013, van Marwijk became the head coach of Hamburger SV, after refusing offers from Southampton F.C. and Sporting Lisbon. On 8 February, Hamburg lost for their sixth consecutive league match and gave up three goals in their fifth consecutive league match. The supervisory board at Hamburg met on 9 February 2014 to discuss the future of van Marwijk and decided to let him continue. He then was sacked on 15 February 2014 after Hamburg lost 4-2 to Eintracht Braunschweig. Hamburg had lost seven straight league matches and a German Cup loss to Bayern Munich. His assistant coach, Roel Coumans, was sacked too. van Marwijk lasted 143 days at Hamburg.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1969–70||Go Ahead Eagles||Eredivisie||0||0||-||-||-||-|
|Belgium||League||Belgian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1987–88||FC Assent||Belgian Second Division||17||0||-||-||-||-|
- As of 8 October 2015
|FC Hedera Millen||1990||1991||—|
|Feyenoord||1 July 2000||30 June 2004||182||110||32||40||60.44|
|Borussia Dortmund||1 July 2004||18 December 2006||95||35||32||28||36.84|||
|Feyenoord||1 July 2007||31 July 2008||38||24||6||8||63.16|
|Netherlands||1 August 2008||27 June 2012||52||34||10||8||65.38|
|Hamburger SV||26 September 2013||15 February 2014||17||4||3||10||23.53|||
|Saudi Arabia||20 August 2015||Present||3||3||0||0||100.00|
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- AZ Alkmaar
- MVV Maastricht
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- Bert van Marwijk at National-Football-Teams.com
- mark van bommel Posts : Soccer Blogs
- FIFA.com – Bert van Marwijk succède à Marco van Basten
- http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=1731890.html Van Marwijk extends Netherlands commitment by Berend Scholten on UEFA.com
- "Van Marwijk stapt per direct op als bondscoach van Oranje". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Van Marwijk arbeitet an der Organisation". kicker (in German). 26 September 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "Ramos besiegelt historische HSV-Pleite". kicker (in German). 8 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "Van Marwijk bleibt vorerst HSV-Trainer". Die Welt (in German). 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Schiller, Kai; Lemm, Dennis (15 February 2014). "HSV beurlaubt Bert van Marwijk – kommt Slomka?". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "Bert van Marwijk reagiert "nüchtern" auf Entlassung". kicker (in German). 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "Hamburg sack Bert van Marwijk after seventh straight league loss". BBC. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- "Feyenoord » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- "Borussia Dortmund" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- "Hamburger SV" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
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