Victor Hermans

Victor Jacobus Hermans (born 17 March 1953 in Maastricht) is a Dutch futsal coach who has managed 6 different national teams and guided 3 teams to the world cup, Victor Hermans had only two unsuccessful campaign with national teams for the world cup.[1]

Victor Hermans
Personal information
Full name Victor Jacobus Hermans
Date of birth (1953-03-17) 17 March 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Maastricht, Netherlands
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
MVV Maastricht
K.S.K. Tongeren
National team
1977–1989 Netherlands (futsal) 50 (12)
Teams managed
1990–1992 Netherlands (assistant)
1992–1996 Hong Kong
1996 Malaysia
1997–2000 Netherlands (assistant)
2001 Iran
2001–2007 Netherlands
2009–2011 Malta
2012–2016 Thailand
2017–2018 Indonesia
2018– Malta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Hermans started his career by playing outdoor football for his hometown when he was a teenager. He later moved to Belgium to play for Tongres. After he left Belgium, he moved back into his own country to play for Caesar Beek. He represented his country 50 times and participated in four international tournaments, including the 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship where his team was runner-up, losing at the final to Brazil.[2]

In 1989, he decided to retire once the world cup had finished in 1990, he joined the Oranje as an assistant coach for two years. After Hermans thought that he was fit to take charge of a team, he was appointed as the Hong Kong manager. He managed Hong Kong in their first world cup as a host nation. Although Hong Kong was a small country but that did not stop them dreaming, thinking they were going to defeat Nigeria and Poland there were many expectations for him to take the team to the next level but they eventually lost in the group stage.[3] He later went to manage Malaysia for one year. He left the team after they lost all of their matches in the 1996 World Cup.[4]

After leaving Malaysia he went back to be assistant coach of the Oranje once again, and he did so for three years. He then left and became the head coach of Iran for one year, he managed the team and made Iran with a 100 percent win with the team for seven matches, he made them champions of Asia in 2001 Asian Championship,[5] he then resigned as the manager to manage his native national team. He managed the team for six years, despite the fact he failed to take Netherlands to any world cup but he did take them in to the European championship and one Grand Prix tournament in Brazil after having disappointing results in both tournaments he was sacked as the head coach position in 2007. He later joined Malta as the head coach for two years, but he did not even manage 10 games as the managers, which was a big problem for Hermans and after having to manage getting only 3 points he left the Malta.

Hermans in 2020 reportedly agreed to become the Philippine Football Federation's technical consultant for futsal, helping create a groundwork for the Philippine futsal program including the grassroots level.[6]

AchievementsEdit

ManagerEdit

  Iran

  Thailand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Victor Hermans competition coaching record". UEFA.
  2. ^ http://www.vichermans.com/vics-cv/
  3. ^ https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/afdeveloping/technicaldevp/50/05/32/futsal_92_tr_172.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/futsalworldcup/spain1996/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.futsalplanet.com/story/story-international-02.asp?CompetizioneInternazionale=64
  6. ^ Olivares, Rick (November 3, 2020). "Futsal legend Vic Hermans to develop Philippine futsal". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 3, 2020.