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Cor Pot

Published: Monday 5 November 2012, 12.50CET
Cor Pot
Cor Pot (Netherlands Under-21 coach) ©
Published: Monday 5 November 2012, 12.50CET

Cor Pot


Date of birth: 8 June 1951
Playing career: Sparta Rotterdam, MVV Maastricht, HFC Haarlem, SBV Excelsior, Fortuna Vlaardingen
Coaching career: SVB Excelsior (assistant), Feyenoord (assistant and youth), VV Wilhemus, RBC Roosendaal, NAC Breda, SBV Excelsior, Al-Masry Club, Telstar (assistant), 1. FC Dynamo Dresden (technical director), Netherlands (youth coach, head scout), FC Zenit St Petersburg (assistant), Netherlands Under-21s

• A striker, Pot came through the Sparta Rotterdam youth academy and made his professional debut in 1970/71 at the club. He continued his career with MVV, Haarlem, Excelsior and Vlaardingen before hanging up his boots in 1981.

• After assistant coach roles with Excelsior and Feyenoord, he became head coach at amateur side VV Wilhelmus before moving on to Roosendaal, Breda, Excelsior, and Egyptian side Al-Masry. He also held the post of technical director at German club Dynamo Dresden.

• In 2002, Pot joined the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), becoming youth coach and head scout, while also succeeding Wim Koevermans as U21 coach for the 2003/04 season. Pot's tenure laid the foundations for Foppe de Haan's successful Jong Oranje, who won back-to-back European titles in 2006 and 2007.

• He moved to Zenit as assistant to Dick Advocaat in 2006, winning the Russian championship, the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup there before returning to the KNVB in 2009. After succeeding De Haan, he has now led the Jong Oranje to their first final tournament since winning it in 2007.

Last updated: 28/11/12 11.57CET

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