Football

Coach Langeler leaves Young Orange for directeursfunctie at KNVB

The KNVB has Art Langeler Tuesday appointed as director of football development. With the appointment of the current coach of Jong Oranje, the management of the football association around.

The 47-year-old Langeler gives his role as coach of Jong Oranje and will be from may 1, when he officially will be a lot of collaboration with director of professional football Nico-Jan’.

As director of football development, a new position within the KNVB, Langeler responsible for the sports, the voetbalopleidingen and the jeugdtopvoetbal in Zeist, the long-term.

“This is a special step in my career, where I very excited about am,” said Langeler on the site of the football association. “After more than ten years as a trainer, policy-maker and trainer in professional football, the time has come the experience gained in the coming years in the service of the KNVB.”

“The development of football in the Netherlands, the trainersopleiding, voetbalbeleid in the top and in the width; they are areas where there is much to do and I look forward with an expert leadership team.”

Ideal candidate

Eric Gudde, director of football, is happy that Langeler passes to a directeursrol within the bond. “We have, after an intensive selection within and outside the KNVB finally in our own house the ideal candidate is found. Art fits exactly in the profile of director of football development. The right man in the right place,” he says.

“He has a voetbalachtergrond on all conceivable levels, as a trainer and as a player, including four years as head of training at PSV and four years as head coach at PEC Zwolle. In addition, he completed the Academy for Physical Education.”

With Langeler may be the Dutch football the way up again to find, think Gudde. “With the development of the trainersopleidingen extraordinary attention. But also the development of the amateur is emphatically on the board of the director of football development.”

Jong Oranje

It is not yet known who the successor of Langeler is as coach of Jong Oranje. The former head coach of PEC Zwolle won the Dutch promises at the end of may still guide during the trip to South America, where it is exercised against the contemporaries from Bolivia and Paraguay.

After six of the ten matches in the kwalificatiereeks for the european CHAMPIONSHIP under 21, the Dutch promises second behind England in group 4.

View the program and the positions in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification

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