Bert Van Marwijk life and biography

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Bert Van Marwijk biography

Date of birth : 1952-05-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Deventer, Overijssel, Nederlands
Nationality : Dutch
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-05-07
Credited as : Football coach manager, Feyenoord, Mark van Bommel

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Lambertus "Bert" van Marwijk (born 19 May 1952 in Deventer, Overijssel) is a Dutch football coach and former player. He played for, among others, Go Ahead Eagles, AZ, MVV and Fortuna Sittard. He also played for the Dutch national team. In 1982, he began his transition into coaching, retiring as a player in 1988 and becoming a full time coach. In 2002, he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord. He is currently the coach of the Dutch national team. He is also the father-in-law of Bayern Munich and Netherlands midfielder Mark van Bommel.

As a coach he managed to get the small-sized team of Fortuna Sittard into the KNVB Cup final in 1999. In 2002 he led Feyenoord to win the UEFA Cup. In July 2004 he became manager of Borussia Dortmund and was succeeded, at Feyenoord, by Ruud Gullit. In December 2006, after two and a half seasons of stagnation in the middle of the Bundesliga table, the club and Van Marwijk announced they would part ways at the end of the 2006-07 season. However on 18 December, Dortmund and Van Marwijk parted company earlier than announced, and he was replaced by Jürgen Röber.

In June 2007 he returned to Feyenoord with the aim of re-establishing the club to the heights of Dutch football. Following on this aim he brought back a favourite son of Feyenoord, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and also acquired Tim de Cler, Kevin Hofland and Roy Makaay. His return would be a successful one with Feyenoord winning the 2008 KNVB Cup. It would however prove to be a short lived return, before the end of the 2007–08 season it was announced van Marwijk would succeed Marco van Basten as head coach of the Dutch national team after Euro 2008. During his two spells as coach of Feyenoord, five seasons in total, they would finish second once in the Eredivisie in 2000-01. Van Marwijk was succeed at Feyenoord by Gertjan Verbeek.

His management staff as the Dutch national coach will include former internationals Frank de Boer and Phillip Cocu, as well as Dick Voorn.

Manager of :

- FC Herderen
- RKVCL Limmel
- SV Meerssen
- Fortuna Sittard
- Feyenoord
- Borussia Dortmund
- Netherlands

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