John van 't Schip
Van 't Schip pictured in 2012
|Full name||Johannes Nicolaas van 't Schip|
|Date of birth||30 December 1963|
|Place of birth||Fort St. John, Canada|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Melbourne City (Manager)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Johannes Nicolaas "John" van 't Schip (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdʒɔn vɑn‿ət ˈsxɪp]; born 30 December 1963) is a former Dutch international footballer and current head coach of Australian A-League club Melbourne City.
Van 't Schip was born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, and was raised in Powell River, British Columbia, where he grew up playing youth football in the small community before his family moved back to the Netherlands in 1972.
Van 't Schip began his career in the Jong Ajax youth academy. Debuting for the first team in December 1981, he would spend the next 11 seasons with the club. During this period he became league champion in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1990, and cup champion in 1983, 1986 and 1987. He also helped Ajax win the 1987 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 1992 UEFA Cup. After Ajax's UEFA Cup victory, he was bought by Italian team Genoa, where he played four seasons before finishing his career. He helped the club to lift the 1996 Anglo-Italian Cup.
On the international level, Van 't Schip, a member of the Dutch squad at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, was capped 41 times and scored two goals for the Dutch national team. His debut came against Scotland in April 1986, and his final match was a Euro qualifying match against Belarus in June 1995. Van 't Schip featured in the Euro 1988, 1990 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992 tournaments.
After retiring, Van 't Schip became a youth coach for Ajax and manager for FC Twente. From August 2004 he assisted Marco van Basten in coaching the Dutch national team, until Van Basten left the position of head coach following Euro 2008. Van 't Schip followed Van Basten to Ajax, becoming assistant coach with Rob Witschge, for the 2008–09 season. On 6 May 2009, after Marco van Basten's resignation, he was named as the interim head coach of Ajax and coached the club till the end of the season.
He was signed by Australian A-League club Melbourne Heart on 12 October 2009, to be their inaugural coach for the 2010–11 season. On 1 February 2012, Van 't Schip announced that he would be leaving the Melbourne Heart at the end of the 2011–12 season, citing personal reasons for his decision. Van't Schip took Heart to their first finals appearance in their second season. Van 't Schip had a major role in the development of Melbourne Heart.
On April 2012, Guadalajara announced, through its Twitter account, that Van 't Schip would be the new coach of the club. Van 't Schip was recommended by his fellow countryman Johan Cruyff, who was working at that moment in a project with the club. Van 't Schip's first competitive game was against Toluca, in which the Chivas lost 2–1.
Van 't Schip was relieved of his duties as coach of Chivas a few days before the start of the Clausura 2013 Season. He was replaced by former Chivas coach Benjamin Galindo.
Return to Melbourne City
On 30 December 2013, following 17 winless games by Melbourne Heart and the early termination of John Aloisi's contract, Melbourne Heart appointed Van 't Schip as the coach until the end of the season.
On 19 March 2014, after 11 matches coaching the club, including a seven-match unbeaten run, Van 't Schip signed a three-year contract with the club (who would be renamed Melbourne City FC in June 2014), through to the end of the 2016–17 season.
- As of 28 March 2016
|Twente||July 2001||June 2002||34||10||12||12||29.41|
|Ajax (interim)||May 2009||May 2009||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Melbourne Heart||October 2009||April 2012||58||17||21||20||29.31|
|Guadalajara||April 2012||November 2012||19||7||6||6||36.84|
|Melbourne Heart / Melbourne City||January 2014||Present||69||29||17||23||42.03|
- 1.^ Includes League, Liguilla, Copa MX and CONCACAF Champions League.
- Eredivisie: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90
- KNVB Cup: 1982–83, 1985–86, 1986–87
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1986–87
- UEFA Cup: 1991–92
- the team was known as Melbourne Heart prior to 2014
- Marco van Basten new coach Ajax. ajax.nl (22 February 2008)
- Grant, Robert. (12 October 2009) Foxsports – Heart get their Dutchman. Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved on 4 January 2013.
- Gatt, Ray (1 February 2012). "The Australian – Melbourne Heart coach John van't Schip to quit A-League club". The Australian.
- Proud Heart coach John van't Schip sails into sunset. Herald Sun (2 April 2012)
- "Van 't Schip leaves legacy of youth". The Age. 28 April 2012.
- Van't Schip, nuevo técnico de Chivas | RÉCORD. Record.com.mx (21 April 2012). Retrieved on 4 January 2013.
- "Melbourne Heart FC appoint John van't Schip as Head Coach". Football Federation Australia. 30 December 2013.
- "John van't Schip Reappointed Head Coach". Football Federation Australia. 19 March 2014.