Rob Maas

Rob Maas (born 17 December 1969) is a Dutch football manager and former player.[2][3]

Rob Maas
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Maas with Vitesse in 2015
Personal information
Full name Robertus Leonardus Adrianus Maas
Date of birth (1969-12-17) 17 December 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
VC Tuindorp
RPC Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 FC Eindhoven 31 (1)
1990–1993 RKC Waalwijk 89 (7)
1993–1996 Feyenoord 69 (5)
1996–1998 Arminia Bielefeld 56 (3)
1998–2003 Hertha BSC 34 (0)
2003–2005 MSV Duisburg 41 (0)
2005–2008 Heracles Almelo 83 (3)
2008–2009 RKC Waalwijk 15 (0)
Total 418 (19)
Teams managed
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk (assistant)
2014–2016 Vitesse (assistant)
2016 Vitesse (interim)
2016 Cambuur
2017– 2018 Maccabi Haifa (assistant)
2017–2018 Maccabi Haifa (caretaker)
2019– Saudi Arabia U20 (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Maas with Heracles Almelo in 2007

Maas was born in Eindhoven and made his debut in professional football in the 1989–90 Eerste Divisie season when playing for FC Eindhoven. He then moved to the Eredivisie with RKC Waalwijk. In 1993, Maas transferred to Feyenoord, winning two KNVB Cups in three seasons.

Subsequently, he moved to Germany's Bundesliga, playing for Arminia Bielefeld and then Hertha BSC. Although he did not receive a lot of playing time at Hertha, he helped the club win the DFB-Ligapokal two times during his time there. In 2003, Maas moved to the 2. Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg. After two seasons, he returned to the Netherlands, helping newly promoted Heracles Almelo avoid relegation and stay in the Eredivisie. He then had a second stint at RKC Waalwijk from July 2008 until June 2009, when he retired.

Managerial careerEdit

Following the departure of Peter Bosz to Maccabi Tel Aviv on 4 January 2016, Maas, who had been Bosz's assistant, was appointed interim manager of Vitesse.[4] On 8 May 2016, the final day of the 2015–16 season, it was announced he was relieved of his duties.[5]

On 17 June 2016, Maas was appointed manager of SC Cambuur, replacing Marcel Keizer who had left the club after their relegation to the Eerste Divisie.[6] Four months later, on 15 October 2016, Cambuur announced that they had sacked Maas, as the club was in fourteenth position after ten league games.[7]


Hertha BSC


  1. ^ "Rob Maas". Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Maas, Rob" (in German). Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Rob Maas" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Bosz vertrekt per direct bij Vitesse" (in Dutch). NOS. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Maas vertrekt als hoofdtrainer van Vitesse" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Rob Maas aangesteld als nieuwe trainer SC Cambuur" (in Dutch). 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  7. ^ "SC Cambuur zet Maas op straat, Van der Vegt vertrekt ook" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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