Team Van Marwijk: 10 Dutch for Socceroos

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Just as was the case with the national team of Saudi Arabia has Bert van Marwijk in the Australia a team gathered around with people who have him on all kinds of surfaces support.

Bert van Marwijk consults with his staff.

It is a number of Dutch, with whom Van Marwijk usually previously worked during his job in Saudi Arabia. Including Van Marwijk is concerned, the ten Dutchmen, who, to a greater or lesser extent involved in the world cup-a project of the Socceroos.

“The need for me is not necessarily Dutch, as I also work great together with all of our Australian staff members. But in some areas it is a great advantage as you people can work who know exactly how you want it. Especially since we in this project, so little time”, explains the coach of Australia.

Son-in-law Mark van Bommel is again the assistant coach. The Socceroos are the second project in which Van Marwijk and Van Bommel to work together after Saudi Arabia. Van Bommel was this season’s coach of PSV under 19 and knew that team to the championship lead, which is the first national championship for the highest youth team of the Eindhoven football club was in 27 years.

Assistant coach Roel Coumans, former player of SV Meerssen and former assistant and youth coach of Fortuna Sittard, assists Van Marwijk for the third time. Earlier both worked together at HSV and Saudi Arabia.

Jürgen Dirkx as an extra veldtrainer added to the staff of Van Marwijk. The former player of PSV and Fortuna Sittard acted this season at PSV under-19 as an assistant of trainer Mark van Bommel.

Also, Taco van den Velde was previously with Van Marwijk active in Saudi Arabia. De Zeeuw, one of the interim editors-in-chief of voetbalblad Football International, is manager of operations, where he deals with organizational matters, scouting and analytics.

John Metgod previously worked as assistant coach with Van Marwijk together at Feyenoord and during the world cup active as wedstrijdscout, that the opponents are watching and analyzing. In addition, he receives support from Maastrichtenaar Rob Servais. The former player of SV Meerssen was this season as coach of Singapore under 19.

The renowned Limburg osteopath Hub Westhovens from Eys is flown in during the training camp of the Socceroos in Turkey and will also during the world CHAMPIONSHIPS on parttimebasis are active to injured Australian internationals to treat.

Cameraman Jean Paul Boomgaart is at PSV, a team with videoanalist Wim Rip, who had previously also in the national team of Saudi Arabia was active. As for Rip a world cup adventure to an intensive, after he late last year, a cardiac arrest survived, Alex Abresch, the videoanalist of FC Utrecht, to the staff added.

Funny detail: midfielder Aaron Mooy has a Dutch mother.

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