|Full name||Rini Coolen|
|Date of birth||10 February 1967|
|Place of birth||Arnhem, Netherlands|
|1985–1988||Go Ahead Eagles||64||(1)|
|1989–1990||→ De Graafschap (loan)||3||(0)|
|1996–1999||Heracles Almelo (assistant coach)|
|1999–2002||FC Twente (coach second team)|
|2002–2004||FC Twente (assistant coach)|
|2018–||Rosenborg BK (Interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He retired in 1995 and became a football manager who worked for Heracles Almelo, FC Twente and AGOVV Apeldoorn. He left FC Twente by mutual agreement on February 1, 2006. In November 2008 he signed for RBC Roosendaal as the successor of released coach Rob Meppelink. In 2010, he was appointed manager of A-League club Adelaide United.
His inaugural season with Adelaide United proved to be a success, taking the club from their disastrous last place finish in the 2009-10 season to third place in the 2010-11 season. His time at the club was marred with off-field dramas, most notably surrounding former Reds captain Travis Dodd who moved to Perth Glory. Coolen proposed a plan to the club and started rebuilding the team after being signed to a four-year contract.
Coolen released several players including Travis Dodd, Paul Reid, Adam Hughes and Lucas Pantelis. Imports brought in by Coolen such as Evgeniy Levchenko, Ricardo Da Silva and Andwele Slory failed to make an impact. After a poor start to the 2011/2012 season, it was announced on 18 December 2011, that Coolen would be replaced by former Adelaide United coach John Kosmina. He was supposed to stay at the club as the youth team coach, however on 21 December 2011, it was announced that he had left the club. Coolen took the club to court for breaching his four-year contract and was awarded $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement.
On 19 July 2018 he was appointed interim manager of Rosenborg.
- Rini didn't want me: Dodd
- Coolen trots na onvergetelijk tropisch avontuur met Aruba - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
- Rini Coolen naar club Fred Rutten in Dubai - AD (in Dutch)
- As of 10 January 2011
|Adelaide United||5 July 2010||18 December 2011||50||21||10||19||70||62||42.00|
- (in Dutch) Profile