About Bert van Marwijk
Bert van Marwijk is an integer, open and honest coach. After successes with Feyenoord and others, he reached with the Dutch national team the final of the World Cup in South Africa against expectations.
Why Bert van Marwijk Book as a speaker ?
Bert van Marwijk talks in his presentation about perseverance, group processes and managing a team. Enthusiastically and sympathetically he talks about his experiences as a player and coach. Especially the 2010 World Cup will be discussed extensively.
Football was at the heart of Bert van Marwijk's life from an early age. Born in Deventer, Bert van Marwijk played in the premier league at the age of 17. Subsequently, he played for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ, MVV and Fortuna Sittard. In 1988, Bert van Marwijk decided to end his career as a professional footballer and to focus on a career as a trainer. Already during his own football career, Bert van Marwijk was active as a youth coach. After his career, it was therefore an easy choice for him to fully focus on training. As a coach he reached the finals of the Amstel Cup with Fortuna Sittard and won the EUFA Cup with Feyenoord in 2002. Bert van Marwijk returned to Feyenoord in the 2007/2008 season. A return of short duration. Bert van Marwijk was presented as the new coach after the 2008 European Cup. He succeeded Marco van Basten after the European Cup. His first goal was the 2010 World Cup. A tournament where he led the team purposefully to a World Cup final after 32 years. In the finals he lost to Spain in the extension. Bert van Marwijk has proven in the recent past that, under pressure, he can achieve good results with his team. He led Feyenoord to victory in the UEFA Cup and the Dutch side to the World Cup final. As a coach he experiences what it's like to work with only top players, which he doesn't see on a daily basis. After the disappointing European Championships of 2012, Bert decides not to continue as coach of the Dutch national team. After that, Bert van Marwijk was trainer at the German HSV Hamburg, after which he signed a one-year contract as national coach of Saudi Arabia with which he qualified for the World Cup 2018. After participating in the World Cup, the cooperation between Bert and the Federation of Saudi Arabia ends. Bert is active at the World Cup 2018, namely as national coach of Australia, with which he was eliminated in the group phase. At the moment, Bert van Marwijk is a panel member/analyst at Studio Voetbal.
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