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Gertjan Verbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɛrcɑn vərˈbeːk]; born 1 August 1962) is a Dutch footballer and current manager for A-League club Adelaide United.

Gertjan Verbeek
Coach of VfL Bochum Gertjan Verbeek.JPG
Verbeek in 2016
Personal information
Full name Gerrit Jan Alfons Verbeek
Date of birth (1962-08-01) 1 August 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Deventer, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United (manager)
Youth career
VV Zuid Eschmarke
0000–1982 ATC '65
1982–1984 Achilles '12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1994 Heerenveen 254 (38)
1986–1987SC Heracles (loan) 31 (9)
Total 285 (47)
Teams managed
2001–2004 Heracles Almelo
2004–2008 Heerenveen
2008–2009 Feyenoord
2009–2010 Heracles Almelo
2010–2013 AZ
2013–2014 1. FC Nürnberg
2014–2017 VfL Bochum
2017–2018 FC Twente
2019– Adelaide United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Contents

Coaching careerEdit

NetherlandsEdit

After retiring from his playing career in 1994, Verbeek stayed with SC Heerenveen as an assistant-coach. He left for Heracles Almelo in 2001, and after a successful stint there was hired as the successor to Foppe de Haan with SC Heerenveen. In 2008, he was hired by Feyenoord, but was fired after clashing with players a few months into his tenure.[1] He moved to Heracles Almelo for the 2009–2010 season, and after guiding them to a 6th-place finish in the Eredivisie, AZ hired him for the 2010–2011 season. Verbeek caused controversy in December 2011 in a 2011–12 KNVB Cup match against Ajax by leading AZ off the pitch in protest at having their goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado sent off for retaliating against a pitch invader.[2] The game was consequently abandoned. On 29 September 2013, AZ fired him due to lack of chemistry with the players.[3]

GermanyEdit

The German football club 1. FC Nürnberg hired him on 22 October 2013,[4] giving him the first coaching opportunity outside of Netherlands, with a contract until 30 June 2015.[5] However, he was sacked on 23 April 2014.[6] On 22 December 2014, the VfL Bochum announced signing Verbeek as head coach, starting 1 January 2015.[7] In his return to Nuremberg on 23 March 2015, Bochum defeated 1. FC Nürnberg 2–1.[8] He was sacked on 11 July 2017.[9]

TwenteEdit

On 29 October 2017 he returned to management in his native Holland, where he signed with FC Twente, which was going through a disastrous campaign of the 2017-18 Eredivisie.[10]. On 26 March, after 149 days, Verbeek was fired as FC Twente's manager, with the team at the bottom of the table with six games remaining of the season.[11][12]

Adelaide UnitedEdit

On 23 May 2019, Verbeek was officially announced as Marco Kurz' replacement as manager for A-League club Adelaide United.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Playing careerEdit

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Total
1984–85 Heerenveen Eerste Divisie 21 6
1985–86 22 1
1986–87 SC Heracles 31 9
1987–88 Heerenveen 31 3
1988–89 30 4
1989–90 34 10
1990–91 Eredivisie 30 2
1991–92 Eerste Divisie 32 6
1992–93 29 5
1993–94 Eredivisie 25 1
Total Netherlands 285 47
Career total 285 47

Coaching recordEdit

As of 23 May 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Heracles Almelo 1 July 2001[14] 30 June 2004[14] 117 60 22 35 051.28 [15][16][17]
[18][19][20]
Heerenveen 1 July 2004[14] 30 June 2008[14] 176 83 34 59 047.16 [21][22][23]
[24][25][26]
Feyenoord 1 July 2008[14] 14 January 2009[14] 26 8 4 14 030.77 [27]
Heracles Almelo 1 July 2009[14] 30 June 2010[14] 39 19 6 14 048.72 [28]
AZ 1 July 2010[14] 29 September 2013[14] 157 76 33 48 048.41 [29][30]
[31][32]
1. FC Nürnberg 22 October 2013[4] 23 April 2014[6] 22 5 5 12 022.73 [4]
VfL Bochum 22 December 2014[7] 11 July 2017 88 31 30 27 035.23 [33]
FC Twente 29 October 2017 26 March 2018 21 2 8 11 009.52
Adelaide United 23 May 2019 Present
Total 646 284 142 220 043.96

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schaerlaeckens, Leander (19 January 2009). "Generation gap foils Verbeek as Feyenoord's imperfect storm rages on". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban sent off for kicking pitch invader". BBC Sport. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ "AZ Alkmaar announce surprise sacking of coach Gertjan Verbeek". Sky Sports.
  4. ^ a b c "1. FC Nürnberg" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Nürnberg: Neuer Trainer unterschreibt bis 2015" (in German). Kicker.de. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b Gartenschläger, Lars (23 April 2014). "1. FC Nürnberg trennt sich von Trainer Verbeek". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Verbeek neuer VfL-Coach" [Verbeek new VfL-coach] (in German). VfL Bochum. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Verbeek lässt Nürnberg verzweifeln" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Bochum: Trennung von Verbeek - Atalan wird Nachfolger". Kicker.de. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Verbeek trainer én technisch manager bij FC Twente". NOS (in Dutch). 29 October 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Gertjan Verbeek ontslagen als trainer van FC Twente". NOS (in Dutch). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.flashscore.com/standings/SWaPE4B3/4K9Dfl6U/#table;overall
  13. ^ "Reds name Verbeek as A-League coach". FTBL. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
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  21. ^ "sc Heerenveen » Dates & results 2004/2005". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  22. ^ van Seventer, Mark. "Netherlands Cup (Amstel Cup) 2004/05". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  23. ^ "sc Heerenveen » Dates & results 2005/2006". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  24. ^ Karel Stokkermans; Antonio Zea. "Netherlands Cups 2005/06". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
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  26. ^ "sc Heerenveen » Dates & results 2007/2008". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  27. ^ "Feyenoord » Dates & results 2008/2009". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  28. ^ "Heracles Almelo » Dates & results 2009/2010". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  29. ^ "AZ Alkmaar » Dates & results 2010/2011". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  30. ^ "AZ Alkmaar » Dates & results 2011/2012". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  31. ^ "Netherlands » Eredivisie 2012/2013 » 34. Round". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  32. ^ "AZ Alkmaar » Dates & results 2013/2014". World Football. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  33. ^ "VfL Bochum". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2015.