Martin Haar

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Martin Haar in 1982

Martin Haar (born May 2, 1952 in Zwolle, Overijssel) is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who is the current serving as assistant coach at AZ Alkmaar. He played for Go Ahead Eagles (1971–1977), HFC Haarlem (1977–1983), AZ '67 (1983–1986), HFC Haarlem (1986–1988), Sparta Rotterdam (1988–1989) and FC Wageningen (1989). He was a member of the famous Haarlem team, that competed in the UEFA Cup in the 1982-1983 season, for the first time in the club's history. However this campaign was to be overshadowed by the Luzhniki disaster.

Since then, he served as assistant coach to Louis van Gaal during the successful 2008–09 Eredivisie campaign of AZ, that ended in the second Dutch champions title for the Alkmaar club. He was confirmed also in the 2009–10 season under new trainer Ronald Koeman, after van Gaal left AZ to join FC Bayern Munich, and briefly served as caretaker manager after Koeman was fired in December 2009.