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Koeman glad to be back in coaching with Utrecht

Published: Monday 30 May 2011, 20.03CET
Erwin Koeman was delighted to sign a one-year contract as FC Utrecht coach, describing himself as completely suited to the playing style and vision of the Eredivisie club.
Koeman glad to be back in coaching with Utrecht
Erwin Koeman has accepted the task of managing 'people's club' Utrecht ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 30 May 2011, 20.03CET

Koeman glad to be back in coaching with Utrecht

Erwin Koeman was delighted to sign a one-year contract as FC Utrecht coach, describing himself as completely suited to the playing style and vision of the Eredivisie club.

Eredivisie side FC Utrecht have appointed Erwin Koeman as head coach on a one-year contract.

Koeman, the 49-year older brother of Ronald, was officially installed in the Stadion Galgenwaard hot seat today after agreeing to replace Ton de Chatinier who was dismissed last week.

"FC Utrecht are a real people's club, there is always something going on, but it's also a club with a good organisation, a talented squad and ambition," he said. "The latter is very important. I am a no-nonsense figure and completely suited to the playing style and vision of the club."

For the former Dutch international midfielder, the job at Utrecht – ninth in the Netherlands in 2010/11 – is a first coaching assignment since his tenure as Hungary's national coach was ended last July. Previously he had been in charge of RKC Waalwijk and Feyenoord as head coach, after a spell as an assistant with PSV Eindhoven. A UEFA European Championship winner in 1988, his playing career also featured stints at FC Groningen, PSV and KV Mechelen.

Last updated: 30/05/11 20.36CET

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