Jan Olde Riekerink

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Jan Olde Riekerink
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-02-22) 22 February 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Hengelo, Netherlands
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Sparta Rotterdam 70 (5)
1990–1991 FC Dordrecht 23 (1)
1991–1993 Telstar 34 (0)
Total 137 (6)
Teams managed
1995–2002 Ajax (Coach)
2002–2003 Gent
2004–2005 FC Emmen
2005–2006 Porto (Assistant Manager)
2006–2007 Metalurh Donetsk (Assistant Manager)
2007–2011 Jong Ajax (Head of Youth Development)
2011–2012 China U19
2015 China U16[1]
2016–2017 Galatasaray
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jan Olde Riekerink (born 22 February 1963) is a Dutch football coach and former professional player.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Hengelo, Olde Riekerink played professionally for Sparta Rotterdam, FC Dordrecht and Telstar between 1985 and 1993.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Olde Riekerink coached at Ajax from 1995 to 2002. He later managed Belgian club Gent and Dutch club FC Emmen, and has also been Assistant Manager at Portuguese club Porto and Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk. He was appointed Head of Youth Development of Jong Ajax in April 2007.,[3] on June 15 it was announced that Olde Riekerink would give up his position at the club after irreconcilable differences with new board-member Johan Cruyff.[4]

He became manager of Turkish club Galatasaray in March 2016.[5] Under Olde Riekerink, Galatasaray won 1-0 against Fenerbahçe in the 2016 Turkish Cup Final on 26 May 2016.[6] He was sacked in February 2017.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Edwin was also a professional player.[8]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 12 February 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Turkey Galatasaray 2016 2017 38 20 9 9 52.63
Total 38 20 9 9 52.63