Erwin Koeman

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Erwin Koeman
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-09-20) 20 September 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Groningen 6 (0)
1979–1982 PSV 43 (8)
1982–1985 Groningen 89 (39)
1985–1990 Mechelen 116 (22)
1990–1994 PSV 103 (13)
1994–1998 Groningen 115 (10)
Total 472 (92)
National team
1983–1994 Netherlands 31 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 RKC Waalwijk
2005–2007 Feyenoord
2008–2010 Hungary
2011 Utrecht
2012 Eindhoven
2012–2014 RKC Waalwijk
2014–2016 Southampton (assistant manager)
2016–2017 Everton (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Erwin Koeman (born 20 September 1961) is a Dutch retired professional football player and football manager.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Dutch international footballer Martin Koeman, and, alongside his younger brother Ronald, has also represented the Netherlands.[2] All three Koemans played for Groningen at some time during their careers. Erwin Koeman's son, Len, is also a footballer and currently plays for the Helmond Sport youth team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Koeman played with Groningen, Mechelen, where he won the Belgian League in 1989 and 1988 Cup Winners' Cup during the team's heyday and PSV, where they became league champions in 1990–91 and 1991–92.[4]

International career[edit]

Koeman was a midfielder for the Netherlands that won the Euro 88 and featured in the 1990 World Cup. In total, Koeman was capped 31 times, scoring twice between 1983 and 1994.[5][6]

Managing career[edit]

Koeman finished his playing career with Groningen in 1998 and became youth coach at PSV.[7] In October 2001, he was promoted to assistant manager under Eric Gerets,[8] and for the 2004–05 season became manager in RKC Waalwijk. He managed RKC for one season before moving to Feyenoord.[9] In March 2006, he extended his contract to the summer 2009. However, on 3 May 2007, Koeman announced his immediate resignation due to motivational problems, after a troublesome season, where Feyenoord eventually finished seventh.[10]

Starting on 1 May 2008, Koeman became the coach of the Hungary national football team.[11] He was removed from his post on 23 July 2010.[12]

Before the 2011–12 season, he was appointed as the new manager of FC Utrecht. However, on 18 October 2011 he quit the job citing bad working conditions and frustration after several key players had been sold.[13]

On 16 June 2014, he was appointed as the assistant head coach of Southampton, where he worked alongside his brother, Ronald, for the first time.[14]

On June 17, 2016 Ronald Koeman, his brother, named him as his assistant manager at Everton.[15]


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