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Robert Patrick Maaskant (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroː.bərt ˈpɑt.rɪk ˈmaːs.kɑnt]; born 10 January 1969) is a former Dutch football midfielder and currently the manager of VVV-Venlo.

Robert Maaskant
Robert Maaskant 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Robert Patrick Maaskant
Date of birth (1969-01-10) 10 January 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Schiedam, Netherlands
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VVV-Venlo (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Go Ahead Eagles 21 (1)
1990–1991 Emmen 12 (0)
1991–1992 Motherwell 12 (0)
1992–1995 Zwolle 75 (3)
1995–1996 Excelsior 12 (1)
Total 132 (5)
Teams managed
1999–2002 RBC Roosendaal
2002–2003 Go Ahead Eagles
2003–2004 RBC Roosendaal
2004–2005 Willem II
2006–2007 RBC Roosendaal
2007–2008 MVV
2008–2010 NAC Breda
2010–2011 Wisła Kraków
2012 Texas Dutch Lions
2012–2013 Groningen
2013 Dinamo Minsk
2014 Columbus Crew (assistant)
2015 NAC Breda
2017 Go Ahead Eagles
2019– VVV-Venlo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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CareerEdit

He played for Go Ahead Eagles (1989–1990), FC Emmen (1990–1991), Motherwell F.C. (1991–1992), FC Zwolle (1992–1995) and Excelsior Rotterdam (1995–1996).

Manager careerEdit

A former assistant at Go Ahead Eagles and FC Zwolle, Maaskant was named head coach of RBC Roosendaal for the 1999–2000 season. He worked there for three years, before joining Go Ahead Eagles. He worked in Deventer for seven months, came back to Roosendaal, and then moved on to Willem II Tilburg in the summer of 2004. There he was fired on 21 November 2005 and replaced by Kees Zwamborn. On 4 January 2006 Maaskant was re-instated as the manager of RBC Roosendaal, as the successor of Dolf Roks. He was fired in 2007 and signed a one-year contract with MVV Maastricht for season 2007–2008 with an option to extend it for 2 more years. In February 2008, he left MVV and signed for NAC Breda to be the auxiliary coach of Ernie Brandts. In the summer of the same year, as soon as Brandts left the Bredase club, Maaskant took the spot.

Robert Maaskant had two rather successful seasons at NAC Breda. In the first season NAC qualified for the UEFA Cup. In Maaskant’s second season at NAC, the club nearly missed play-offs for the UEFA Cup. From May 2010 onwards, it appeared NAC had financial problems. Directly afterwards, Maaskant raised his concerns via the press[1][2] and Maaskant wasn’t able to afford new players.

On 21 August 2010 NAC and Maaskant made public that the trainer would leave NAC Breda for Polish football club Wisła Kraków, where Maaskant signed a 2-year deal.[3] He won the Polish championship in his first season at Wisła Kraków. But afterwards he missed the qualification to the 2011-12 Champions League group stage. On 7 November 2011, a day after Wisła's first away loss against city rival Cracovia since 28 years, Wisła Kraków announced that Maaskant is no longer the coach of the team.[4]

On 1 May 2012 he joined Texas Dutch Lions FC as an advisor and head coach.[5][6]

On 23 May 2012 he signed as head coach for FC Groningen.[7] This was possible because of a clause in his Dutch Lions contract, that allowed him to leave early.[8]

FC Groningen announced on 11 March 2013 that it would not be renewing its one-year contract with Maaskant.[9]

In June 2013 Maaskant signed a one and a half-year contract with Belarusian side Dinamo Minsk.[10]

In January 2014 Maaskant signed a one-year contract with the Columbus Crew in the MLS to be their assistant coach.

On 2 January 2015 it was announced that Maaskant had returned as head coach of Eredivisie side NAC Breda.

On 25 March 2017 Maaskant was appointed manager of Go Ahead Eagles for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[11]

Maaskant was appointed director of football at Almere City on 24 March 2018.[12] He left the position at the end of the 2018/19 season to became manager of VVV-Venlo.[13]

HonoursEdit

Wisła KrakówEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nacblog.nl/index.php?itemid=3027 Dutch news article Maaskant demands openness NAC board
  2. ^ http://www.nacblog.nl/index.php?itemid=3028 Dutch news article Maaskant needs to talk to NAC board
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Dutch article on transfer Maaskant
  4. ^ "Robert Maaskant przestał być trenerem Wisły Kraków". wisla.krakow.pl. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Dutch top Coach Robert Maaskant joins Dutch Lions FC organization". texasdutchlionsfc.com. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  6. ^ "TDL FC signs top players Kolkka and Polak". texasdutchlionsfc.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Maaskant gaat tekenen bij FC Groningen". fcupdate.nl.
  8. ^ "Maaskant: "Voor spektakel zorgen in Euroborg"". fcupdate.nl.
  9. ^ http://www.nu.nl/sport/3365688/coach-maaskant-seizoen-weg-bij-fc-groningen.html
  10. ^ "Maaskant tekent voor anderhalf jaar in Minsk". voetbalprimeur.nl. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21.
  11. ^ Robert Maaskant nieuwe trainer Go Ahead Eagles: 'Stap er met volle energie in' (Dutch) Go Ahead Eagles. 25 March 2017.
  12. ^ Robert Maaskant terug in voetballerij, oud-trainer wordt technisch directeur bij Almere City, omroepbrabant.nl, 24 March 2019
  13. ^ Robert Maaskant nieuwe trainer VVV, omroepflevoland.nl, 17 June 2019

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