ZEIST – The new coach Ronald Koeman has his technical staff with the Dutch national team around. Koeman will get the assistance of Dwight Lodeweges, Kees van Wonders, goalkeeping coach Patrick Lodewijks and physical trainer Jan Kluitenberg. Lodeweges (60), and Of Miracles (49) combining their function in Orange with a other job.
Lodeweges makes the season as assistant coach John van ‘t schip at PEC Zwolle. The premiere league club lends him during the next two interlandperiodes to Orange, and then the born a Canadian, in the summer final switch. Lodeweges will therefore already after half a year back at the KNVB. He stopped last fall as coach of Orange under 20, because he job could not combine with his work in Zwolle.
,,Be asked to Orange to get started, of course, is very beautiful”, said Lodeweges, who head coach was under more PSV, FC Groningen, NEC and sc Heerenveen. ,,I’m going to the challenge than you want to be and am PEC Zwolle grateful that I have this opportunity.”
Of Miracles has Orange under 17 years under his wing. The five-way international, with Feyenoord in 2002 won the UEFA Cup, are two functions in the KNVB combine. He served under Guus Hiddink in 2014 and 2015, for quite a while as coach of Orange. The former goalkeeper previously worked with Koeman together at Feyenoord and Everton. Kluitenberg was already in the staff of Koeman at Benfica, Feyenoord and Everton.
The new coach makes Friday his selection known for the next oefeninterlands against England and Portugal. Players and staff meet Monday for the first time in Zeist.
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