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Jan Olde Riekerink (born 22 February 1963) is a Dutch football coach and former professional player.

Jan Olde Riekerink
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-02-22) 22 February 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Hengelo, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Sparta Rotterdam 70 (5)
1990–1991 FC Dordrecht 23 (1)
1991–1993 Telstar 34 (0)
Total 137 (6)
Teams managed
1995–2002 Ajax (Coach)
2002–2003 Gent
2003–2005 FC Emmen
2005–2006 Porto (Assistant Manager)
2006–2007 Metalurh Donetsk (Assistant Manager)
2007–2011 Jong Ajax (Head of Youth Development)
2011–2012 China U19
2015 China U16[2]
2016–2017 Galatasaray
2018–2019 SC Heerenveen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Born in Hengelo, Olde Riekerink played professionally for Sparta Rotterdam, FC Dordrecht and Telstar between 1985 and 1993.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Olde Riekerink coached at Ajax from 1995 to 2002. He later managed Belgian club Gent and Dutch club FC Emmen, and has also been Assistant Manager at Portuguese club Porto and Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk. He was appointed Head of Youth Development of Jong Ajax in April 2007.,[4] on June 15 it was announced that Olde Riekerink would give up his position at the club after irreconcilable differences with new board-member Johan Cruyff.[5]

He became manager of Turkish club Galatasaray in March 2016.[6] Under Olde Riekerink, Galatasaray won 1-0 against Fenerbahçe in the 2016 Turkish Cup Final on 26 May 2016.[7] He was sacked in February 2017.[8]

He was manager of Dutch club SC Heerenveen from 2018 to April 2019.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

His brother Edwin was also a professional player.[11]


  1. ^ "Jan Olde Riekerink". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "足协宣布李明任U19主帅 前国青洋帅掌U16 [Chinese FA announces Li Ming to be the new U19 coach and the former U19 foreign coach to be the new U16 coach]" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 17 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Player profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 17 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Jan Olde Riekerink head of youth development". AFC Ajax official website. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Ajax en Cruijff nemen afscheid van Olde Riekerink". 15 June 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Galatasaray bevestigt aanstelling Olde Riekerink als trainer". NU. 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Sneijder en Olde Riekerink pakken Turkse beker met Galatasaray". NU. 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Galatasaray sack manager Jan Olde Riekerink".
  9. ^ "sc Heerenveen stelt Jan Olde Riekerink per direct op non-actief - sc Heerenveen".
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  11. ^ Jan Olde Riekerink de nieuwe technische man bij Emmen - FC Emmen (in Dutch)