Bert van Marwijk returns after a 12 months as nationwide coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The previous nationwide coach of Orange was fired within the Asian nation a 12 months in the past.
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The 68-year-old Van Marwijk stated after his dismissal on December 4 final 12 months that the prospect was “very small” that he would return as a coach, however is now going again to work.
Particulars about Van Marwijk’s appointment will not be but recognized. Throughout his earlier interval as nationwide coach, he took fellow countrymen John Metgod, Roel Coumans and Taco van den Velde alongside as assistants.
His first interval because the UAE coach lasted lower than 9 months. De Deventenaar mixed his work within the Emirates with a task as an advisor at PSV, the place his son-in-law Mark van Bommel was coach.
Van Marwijk skilled his highlights as a coach at Feyenoord and the Dutch nationwide workforce. In 2002 he guided the Rotterdam membership to victory within the UEFA Cup and with the Orange squad he was within the World Cup ultimate eight years later.
Van Marwijk was additionally accountable for Fortuna Sittard, Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV and was not solely nationwide coach of the Netherlands and the UAE, but in addition of Saudi Arabia and Australia.
In March, Van Marwijk will proceed the World Cup qualifying sequence with the Emirates, who’re fourth within the group. Between March 25 and June 15, duels with Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia are on this system. The eight numbers one and 4 greatest numbers two advance to the subsequent spherical.
The final and solely time the UAE took half within the World Cup was in 1990 in Italy, when the group stage was the ultimate vacation spot.