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Marcel Keizer (born 15 January 1969) is a Dutch football coach and former player who has most recently managed Portuguese club Sporting CP.

Marcel Keizer
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Personal information
Full name Marcel Keizer
Date of birth (1969-01-15) 15 January 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Ajax 4 (0)
1989–1998 SC Cambuur 282 (34)
1998–2000 De Graafschap 9 (0)
2000–2002 FC Emmen 34 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2011 Argon
2011–2012 VVSB
2012–2014 Telstar
2015–2016 FC Emmen
2016 SC Cambuur
2016–2017 Jong Ajax
2017 Ajax
2018 Al Jazira
2018–2019 Sporting CP
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Coaching careerEdit

He was technical coach of Eerste Divisie side FC Emmen.[1] He was also the coach of Telstar for two seasons and took the reins at SC Cambuur in February 2016.[2] In June 2016, he left Cambuur and became coach of Jong Ajax.[3]

On 17 June 2017, Keizer became the new coach of Ajax on a two-year contract, after managing the youth side in the previous season, thus replacing the Borussia Dortmund-bound Peter Bosz.[4] After 17 games Ajax was second in the Eredivisie ranking with five points behind the leader PSV, and Keizer was fired on 21 December 2017, after losing a cup match by penalties against FC Twente.[5]

He received his first foreign job on 2 June 2018, replacing retired compatriot Henk ten Cate at Al Jazira Club of the UAE Pro-League.[6] On 8 November the same year, he was allowed to resign to take the job at Sporting CP, with his club unbeaten and in second place at the time.[7]

Keizer signed for the Lisbon-based club on a contract until 2021.[8] On his debut on 24 November they won 4–1 at Lusitano FCV in the fourth round of the Taça de Portugal, and in his first Primeira Liga match on 3 December, the club won 3–1 at Rio Ave.[9][10] Sporting completed a cup double in Keizer's first season, seizing both the Taça da Liga and Taça de Portugal in penalty shootout wins against FC Porto.[11][12] He was the first foreign manager to win the latter tournament since compatriot Co Adriaanse of Porto in 2006.[13] He left Sporting on 3 September 2019.[14]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 31 August 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Telstar 1 July 2012 1 May 2014 71 21 15 35 029.58
FC Emmen 1 July 2015 14 February 2016 26 12 4 10 046.15
SC Cambuur 15 February 2016 2 June 2016 11 1 2 8 009.09
Jong Ajax 2 June 2016 17 June 2017 38 23 7 8 060.53
Ajax 17 June 2017 21 December 2017 24 14 5 5 058.33
Al Jazira 2 June 2018 9 November 2018 13 7 5 1 053.85
Sporting CP 12 November 2018 3 September 2019 42 25 9 8 059.52
Total 225 103 47 75 045.78

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Netherlands - M. Keizer - Profile with news, career statistics and history Soccerway
  2. ^ Cambuur strikt Keizer als hoofdtrainer - AD (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Marcel Keizer Worldfootball.net
  4. ^ "Officieel: Marcel Keizer nieuwe hoofdtrainer Ajax". NOS. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ Ajax stelt Marcel Keizer, Hennie Spijkerman en Dennis Bergkamp op non-actief
  6. ^ "Al Jazira Appoints Marcel Keizer as New Coach". Al Jazira Club. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Keizer to step down as Coach, Damien Hertog to take lead". Al Jazira Club. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Oficial: Sporting confirma Marcel Keizer como treinador até 2021" [Official: Sporting confirm Marcel Keizer as manager until 2021]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 8 November 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Marcel Keizer: «Foi um bom dia para nós»" [Marcel Keizer: "It was a good day for us"]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 November 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  10. ^ "COMENTÁRIO: Sporting bate Rio Ave na estreia de Marcel Keizer no campeonato" [COMMENTARY: Sporting beat Rio Ave on Marcel Keizer's championship debut]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 3 December 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Penalties smile on Sporting again as Lions retain Taça da Liga crown". PortuGOAL.net. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Sporting Lisbon take Portuguese Cup on penalties after epic final". Be Soccer. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Keizer looft 'indrukwekkende mentaliteit' na 'epische dag'" [Keizer praises 'impressive mentality' after 'epic day'] (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Marcel Keizer já rescindiu com o Sporting" [Kaizer already rescinded with Sporting]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.