Eric Maria Gerets is a Belgian football manager and former footballer. He started his playing career as an amateur for his local team AA Rekem, before achieving success with Standard Liège and PSV. At his peak he was regarded as one of the top right-backs in Europe; the combination of his warrior's heart and dark long hair earned him the nickname "The Lion". Considered one of the greatest players in Belgian football history, he is famous for having captained PSV to their first and only European Cup win in 1988; as a coach, he is best known for his advocacy of systems thinking. He is one of six managers – along with José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Giovanni Trapattoni, Tomislav Ivić and Ernst Happel – to have won domestic league championships in at least four different countries. Gerets began his career playing for amateur side AA Rekem before joining titleholders Standard de Liège. Making his debut 16 April 1972 coming on for Silvester Takač against FC Diest. In the 1972–73 season Standard reached the Cup final, manager Vlatko Marković let Gerets start despite not being an established first team member as Standard lost 2–1 to fierce rivals Anderlecht.
The following season, Gerets replaced 29-year-old Jacques Beurlet and became the first choice right back for the Rouches. In 1975 Gerets made his debut for the national team. Gerets played for Standard Liège, Milan, MVV Maastricht and PSV, winning among others the 1987–88 European Cup, two Belgian championships and six Dutch championships. Gerets was an offensively-minded right back, known for his stamina, tactical discipline and mental toughness, he was known for long distance throw-ins. He is the third-most capped player for the Belgium national team, with two goals. In the 1980s, a new generation of players emerged at Standard. Noted manager Ernst Happel was hired, the club brought Raymond Goethals back to Belgium. Players like Arie Haan, Guy Vandersmissen, Michel Preud'homme, Walter Meeuws, Jos Daerden and Simon Tahamata became key players, whilst Gerets was the captain of the team. In 1980, Standard finished runners-up in the league, before winning the 1981 National Cup with a 4–1 win over Lokeren SC.
In 1982, Standard won the title by beating Waterschei SV Thor in the last match of the season. A few days they faced Barcelona in the European Cup Winners' Cup final, which they lost 2–1; the influence of Gerets on Standard's success was recognised when he was awarded the 1982 Belgian Golden Shoe. The following year he captained Standard to another league title, their ninth overall, which would prove to be their last until 2007–08. In 1985, Gerets joined PSV playing together with Ruud Gullit, Frank Arnesen, Huub Stevens and Willy van de Kerkhof followed by Brazilian star Romário. In 1986, Gerets won the title with PSV, after the departure of Gullit in 1987, Gerets became the new captain. Under Guus Hiddink PSV won the league and cup double three years in a row, Gerets scoring twice in the cup final against Roda JC. In 1988 PSV reached the UEFA European Cup final facing Benfica. After 120 minutes, it was still 0–0. In 1990, Bobby Robson was appointed as Hiddink's successor. Under Robson, Gerets won another two titles with PSV he retired at the end of the 1991–1992 season at the age of 37.
Gerets registered 86 caps for the Belgium national team, making him the third-most capped player in their history. He made his debut for the squad in 1975, played at four major tournaments: the 1980 European Championship, 1982 World Cup, 1986 World Cup, 1990 World Cup. In 1980, Gerets played in his first European Championship in Italy, he scored the opening goal in a 2–1 win against Spain which ensured Belgium qualified as group winners. The tournament is remembered for the inspired performance of the offensively-minded Belgium who unexpectedly reached the final, only losing to West Germany by a Hrubesch goal two minutes from time. At the 1982 World Cup, captained by Gerets, recorded one of their most famous victories with a 1–0 win over defending champions Argentina in the first game of the tournament held at Camp Nou with a goal by Erwin Vandenbergh, an excellent defensive display to hold off a young Diego Maradona. Four years they achieved their best-ever World Cup run in 1986 when they placed fourth under command of players like Jan Ceulemans, Jean-Marie Pfaff and captain Gerets.
Belgium won against favourites the Soviet Union with stars such as Igor Belanov and Rinat Dasayev after extra time. Belgium beat Spain on penalties, but they lost to eventual champions Argentina in the semi-final, inspired by Maradona. Despite their defeat, Belgium would end up in fourth place – their best finish in World Cup competition. Gerets would captain his nation to the 1990 World Cup finals. Belgium failed to convert their chances against England in the second round, they lost in the last minute of extra time after a goal by David Platt. Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first; as a manager, Gerets worked successively for FC Liège, Club Brugge, PSV, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and VfL Wolfsburg before joining Galatasaray at the end of the 2004–05 season. In the 1996–97 season, he won the Belgian championships with Lierse, reprising the feat in the season 1998–99 with Club Brugge, he won the Dutch championships twice with PSV. In the 2005–06 season, Gerets won the Turkish Premier Super League with Galatasaray.
In May 2007, he left the club, on 25 September became Marseille's coach. In his first year with Marseille in 2007, he managed to get the team from the bottom of the league up
Kjetil André Rekdal is a Norwegian football manager and a former footballer. Rekdal began his playing career in Molde FK, playing afterwards for clubs in the German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and Belgian Belgian Pro League. Playing as a midfielder during his time as a player, his 83 caps with the Norwegian national football team makes him the seventh most capped player in the team's history. Rekdal managed Vålerenga from 2000 to 2006, during which he won both the cup and league title, he has been in charge of Kaiserslautern and Aalesund. During his time at Aalesund, the club earned two cup titles and saw a period of success unmatched in their history, attributed to Rekdal. Born in Molde, Rekdal started playing football for the local club Fiksdal/Rekdal in 1979 as a 16-year-old he would start his professional career with the local top flight club Molde FK, becoming the second-youngest player in the league. In 1988, he signed with the Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and stayed with them for two years before moving to the Belgian Pro League side Lierse S.
K. and remaining there until 1996, with the exception of the 1994 season which he spent on loan helping his former club Molde FK gaining promotion to Tippeligaen and winning the domestic Cup. In 1996, he signed for Ligue 1 club Rennes; the highlight of his playing career was a successful spell at Hertha BSC in Germany between 1997 and 2000. His final years as a player and player/manager was spent in Norwegian club Vålerenga, where he picked up another cup winner's medal in 2002 before retiring in 2004. In the summer of 2007, Rekdal rejoined his youth club Fiksdal/Rekdal. Rekdal has 83 games for the Norwegian national team, after his debut against Italy in 1987, played in two FIFA World Cups, he scored 17 goals for the national team, among those one legendary long range goal at Wembley against England in 1992, the only goal in the game as Norway beat Mexico in the 1994 World Cup, a penalty in the 1998 World Cup against Brazil to win the game 2–1, prompting the commentator to say how "the man with the yellow boots has hurt those wearing the yellow shirts...
Delight for Egil Olsen". The two World Cup goals make him the highest scoring Norwegian in World Cup history, with one goal more than Arne Brustad, Dan Eggen, Håvard Flo and Tore André Flo. Rekdal has proven himself a successful coach, leading Vålerenga from relegation in 2001, famously weeping as his team avoided relegation the following year and back into position as one of the dominating clubs in the Tippeligaen. In 2004, he led the team to second place, losing the first place on goal difference to Rosenborg, in 2005, his team won the league for the first time in 21 years, ending Rosenborg's 13-year reign as champions of Norway. Along the way receiving legend-status in the club due to the fact that he refused an offer of a six-digit coaching salary in order to help the club financially. Rekdal resigned as coach at Vålerenga on 21 August 2006, following a string of poor results, he was appointed manager of his former club Lierse on 21 November 2006. When he arrived at the club, Lierse lay. At the end of the season, they avoided direct relegation.
In the play-offs, Lierse only managed to win three of their six matches and were relegated to the Second Division after all. In May 2007, Rekdal signed on to manage Kaiserslautern in the German 2. Bundesliga, he left the club in early February of the club lying in sixteenth place. He joined forces with Norwegian top flight outfit Aalesund in 2008 after moving back to Norway. Joining the club mid-season, he found Aalesund lying in a relegation spot, but managed to get a relegation play-off spot, where Aalesund beat challengers Sogndal 7–2 on aggregate, thereby securing a new season in the Tippeligaen. In 2009, he led Aalesund to the club's first victory in the Norwegian Cup, where they beat arch rivals Molde 3–2 after a penalty shootout in the final. In 2010, he led the club to the fourth place in the club's best result ever. In 2011, he received wide praise when his club came close to the historic feat of qualifying for the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League, losing the last play-off game to the Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, having won the first leg 2–1.
The same year he again led Aalesund to win the Norwegian Cup Final, thereby securing a UEFA Europa League qualification spot for the third consecutive year. His contract with Aalesund was terminated on 26 November 2012. After he won his second Norwegian Cup with Aalesund in three years, he was once again said to take over as national team coach after Drillo. On 26 November 2012, the board of directors of Aalesund announced the termination of Rekdal's contract; the board stressed that it was not due to the season results, but rather as a result of a general review. Analysts noted that the sacking was a result of a power struggle within the club between Rekdal, the sports director and the chairman of the board. Rekdal started his second tenure for Vålerenga, when he was appointed as head coach on 8 January 2013. On 13 July 2016, it was announced he would end his tenure as head coach of Valerenga after the 2016 season and will move into the position as sporting director to make way for Ronny Deila whom will take over as head coach.
Rekdal was appointed as head coach on 1 June 2018 after former head coach Mark Dempsey was sacked on 18 May 2018. Rekdal signed a two-year contract with Start. Born 6 November in Rekdal in Vestnes, into a family of six, including three younger siblings, his younger brother Sindre played professional with Molde FK helping them win the domestic cup in 1994. Among his interests and hobbies is freshwater fishing
Hany Guda Ramzy is an Egyptian football coach and former defender. Ramzy was born in Abdeen region of Cairo to Coptic Orthodox parents, he has Miriam. Ramzy began his career at the age of 10. A scout from Tersana club saw him and tried to persuade him to join the youth team in the club but his father Guda Ramzy – one of Al-Ahly's fans – refused to have his son join Tersana or Al-Zamalek clubs. So his father and his uncle took him to Al Ahly, Captain Mustafa Hussein saw him and decided to put him in the youth club of the red castle. Step by step, Ramzy joined the youth national team at less than 17 years old. Despite his young age, Ramzy's playing ability earned him a spot on Al Ahly's first team. Captain Mahmoud El-Gohary picked him for the Egyptian National Team's journey to the World Cup in Italy; that was the key of success for the 20-year-old player and soon he became Egypt's youngest professional. In 1990, he started his professional career as a centre-half; the Swiss nicknamed him "The Rock."
In summer 1994, Ramzy was the first Egyptian player in the Bundesliga as he joined the German Club SV Werder Bremen with a $1.5 million transfer fee to become the most expensive player in Egypt. After the 1998 African Nations Cup, Ramzy joined the Red Devils of 1. FC Kaiserslautern with his mate in the Egyptian national team Samir Kamona and wore jersey number six. Ramzy was famous in Kaiserslautern as he scored 12 goals from the center back position but in April 2003 after a knee injury, Ramzy spent two seasons in agony as he watched from the sidelines until his contract came to an end. After Kaiserslautern released him, Ramzy told BBC that he intended to join Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and would be traveling to negotiate his contract, but on 19 October 2005, Ramzy signed for 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Saarbrücken for 18 months until 30 June 2007. During his knee injury, Ramzy started taking lectures about coaching in Germany, he decided to become a manager after his retirement, so he started as a member in the coaching staff in Kaiserslautern's youth team.
Ramzy became the assistant for the German coach Rainer Zobel, head manager of Egyptian club ENPPI. Due to lack of success, in January 2007 the club decided to replace Zobel with Ramzy to the end of the season whatever the results were. Ramzy said that it was a big responsibility and a good step to open the door for young coaches to manage teams in Egypt. Ending the 2006–07 season in the ninth place, Ramzy returned to his original job as assistant coach; the club signed a contract with the former manager of Petrol Assiut. In the middle of September 2008, Ramzy took a new step toward the international training career, he became the assistant manager of the Egypt national football team U20 under the leadership of coach Miroslav Soukup. In late December 2009, he was named as the new head coach of the Egypt U-21 national football team. In December 2009, it was announced that Ramzy had signed a two-year contract as the manager of the Egypt U-23 national football team. Ramzy named as the 19th Best African player in the last 50 years.
Named as the 5th Best African Footballer by France football 1990. Named as the 9th Best African Footballer by CAF 2000 and CAF 2001. Named as the Best Libero in the 1992 African Nations Cup. Named as the Best Defensive Midfielder defender in the 2002 African Nations Cup. Ramzy once held an Egyptian record as he played five consecutive African Nations Cups in years 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, but this record has been broken by teammate Ahmed Hassan, who has played in 8 consecutive African Nations Cups, an Egyptian and African record. Egypt's Christian Captain Hany Ramzy – Century of International Appearances Hany Ramzy at National-Football-Teams.com
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union; the official language is Hungarian, the most spoken Uralic language in the world, among the few non-Indo-European languages to be spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; the territory of modern Hungary was for centuries inhabited by a succession of peoples, including Celts, Germanic tribes, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundations of the Hungarian state were established in the late ninth century CE by the Hungarian grand prince Árpád following the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, his great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century.
Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Hungary was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. It came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century, joined Austria to form the Austro–Hungarian Empire, a major European power; the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed after World War I, the subsequent Treaty of Trianon established Hungary's current borders, resulting in the loss of 71% of its territory, 58% of its population, 32% of ethnic Hungarians. Following the tumultuous interwar period, Hungary joined the Axis Powers in World War II, suffering significant damage and casualties. Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, which contributed to the establishment of a socialist republic spanning four decades; the country gained widespread international attention as a result of its 1956 revolution and the seminal opening of its previously-restricted border with Austria in 1989, which accelerated the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. On 23 October 1989, Hungary became a democratic parliamentary republic.
Hungary is an OECD high-income economy and has the world's 58th largest economy by PPP. It ranks 45th on the Human Development Index, owing in large part to its social security system, universal health care, tuition-free secondary education. Hungary's rich cultural history includes significant contributions to the arts, literature, sports and technology, it is the 13th most popular tourist destination in Europe, attracting 15.8 million international tourists in 2017, owing to attractions such as the largest thermal water cave system in the world, second largest thermal lake, the largest lake in Central Europe and the largest natural grasslands in Europe. Hungary's cultural and academic prominence classify it as a middle power in global affairs. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and has been part of the Schengen Area since 2007, it is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, WTO, World Bank, the AIIB, the Council of Europe, the Visegrád Group.
The "H" in the name of Hungary is most due to early founded historical associations with the Huns, who had settled Hungary prior to the Avars. The rest of the word comes from the Latinized form of Byzantine Greek Oungroi. According to an explanation,the Greek name was borrowed from Old Bulgarian ągrinŭ, in turn borrowed from Oghur-Turkic Onogur. Onogur was the collective name for the tribes who joined the Bulgar tribal confederacy that ruled the eastern parts of Hungary after the Avars; the Hungarian endonym is Magyarország, composed of ország. The word magyar is taken from the name of one of the seven major semi-nomadic Hungarian tribes, magyeri; the first element magy is from Proto-Ugric *mäńć-'man, person' found in the name of the Mansi people. The second element eri,'man, lineage', survives in Hungarian férj'husband', is cognate with Mari erge'son', Finnish archaic yrkä'young man'; the Roman Empire conquered the territory west of the Danube between 35 and 9 BC. From 9 BC to the end of the 4th century, Pannonia was part of the Roman Empire, located within part of Hungary's territory.
Around AD 41–54, a 500-strong cavalry unit created the settlement of Aquincum and a Roman legion of 6,000 men was stationed here by AD 89. A civil city grew in the neighbourhood of the military settlement and in AD 106 Aquincum became the focal point of the commercial life of this area and the capital city of the province of Pannonia Inferior; this area now corresponds to the Óbuda district of Budapest, with the Roman ruins now forming part of the modern Aquincum museum. Came the Huns, a Central Asian tribe who built a powerful empire. After Hunnish rule, the Germanic Ostrogoths and Gepids, the Avar Khaganate, had a presence in the Carpathian Basin. In the 9th century, East Francia, the First Bulgarian Empire and Great Moravia ruled the territory of the Carpathian Basin; the freshly unified Hungarians led by Árpád, settled in the Carpathian Basin starting in 895. According to linguistic evidence, they originated from an ancient Uralic-speaking population that inhabited the forested area between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
As a federation of united tribes, Hungary was established in 895, some 50 years after the division of the Carolingian Empire at the Treaty of Verdun in 843, before the unification of the Anglo-Saxon king
Belgium the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, the North Sea to the northwest, it has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; the sovereign state is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organisation is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds, it is divided into three autonomous regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita. Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or Communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 59 percent of the population, the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons.
The Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual, although French is the dominant language. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments. Belgium was part of an area known as the Low Countries, a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states that included parts of northern France and western Germany, its name is derived after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, earning the moniker the "Battlefield of Europe", a reputation strengthened by both world wars; the country emerged in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution. Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa.
The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by differences in language and culture and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups have remained, if not increased. Unemployment in Wallonia is more than double that of Flanders. Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, as well as a seat of the European Parliament in the country's capital, Brussels. Belgium is a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, WTO, a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.
Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has high standards of living, quality of life, education, is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index, it ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world. The name "Belgium" is derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost part of Gaul that before Roman invasion in 100 BC, was inhabited by the Belgae, a mix of Celtic and Germanic peoples. A gradual immigration by Germanic Frankish tribes during the 5th century brought the area under the rule of the Merovingian kings. A gradual shift of power during the 8th century led the kingdom of the Franks to evolve into the Carolingian Empire; the Treaty of Verdun in 843 divided the region into Middle and West Francia and therefore into a set of more or less independent fiefdoms which, during the Middle Ages, were vassals either of the King of France or of the Holy Roman Emperor. Many of these fiefdoms were united in the Burgundian Netherlands of the 15th centuries.
Emperor Charles V extended the personal union of the Seventeen Provinces in the 1540s, making it far more than a personal union by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 and increased his influence over the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The Eighty Years' War divided the Low Countries into the northern United Provinces and the Southern Netherlands; the latter were ruled successively by the Spanish and the Austrian Habsburgs and comprised most of modern Belgium. This was the theatre of most Franco-Spanish and Franco-Austrian wars during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the campaigns of 1794 in the French Revolutionary Wars, the Low Countries—including territories that were never nominally under Habsburg rule, such as the Prince-Bishopric of Liège—were annexed by the French First Republic, ending Austrian rule in the region; the reunification of the Low Countries as the United Kingdom of the Netherlands occurred at the dissolution of the First French Empire in 1815, after the defeat of Napo
Hans Croon was a Dutch football manager who won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final with Anderlecht. As well as Anderlecht, Croon coached in the Netherlands and Belgium with DWS, VER, HVC, FC Volendam, K. S. V. Waregem, Lierse S. K. and NEC. His Anderlecht side won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with a 4–2 victory over West Ham United on 5 May 1976 at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, he won the Belgian Cup in 1976 with Anderlecht. He left Belgium and moved to NEC, coached the team until 1978, he succeeded compatriot Kees Rijvers at Beringen, with whom he suffered relegation from the Eerste Klasse. In 1995, it was reported that Croon was persuading players to take drugs during his short tenure at FC VVV. VVV player Mikan Jovanovic confirmed the report, stating he was one of three players to take performance-enhancing pills. After retiring from the football world, the spiritual Croon joined the Bhagwan movement and named himself Shunyam Avyakul, he died in February 1985 in a Rotterdam hospital at the age of 48 following a car crash near Arnemuiden a week earlier
Stanley Purl Menzo is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a goalkeeper, worked as a manager of Ajax Cape Town in the South African Premier Soccer League. He is the manager of the reserve team of Beijing Sinobo Guoan in China. Most of his professional career was spent at Ajax, appearing in more than 300 official matches with the club and winning nine major titles. Menzo represented the Dutch national team in one European Championship. Born in Paramaribo, Menzo arrived at Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam at the age of 19, from amateurs A. V. V. Zeeburgia. After two seasons deputising for Hans Galjé, a loan to fellow league side HFC Haarlem, he became the starter for the 1985–86 campaign. Newly appointed manager Johan Cruyff believed that Menzo was one of the first goalkeepers who could make his mark as a field player. Menzo proceeded to remain an undisputed starter for seven full seasons, helping Ajax to the 1989–90 national title, as well as the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.
However, after a game in the latter competition the following season, a 2–4 loss at AJ Auxerre, during which he scored an own goal and was directly related to another, he lost his place to youth graduate Edwin van der Sar, never regained it. In the 1994 summer, Menzo signed with PSV Eindhoven, where he backed up Ronald Waterreus for two seasons; the 33-year-old managed to revive his career in Belgium with Lierse SK, which he helped win one league and one cup amassing nearly 100 official appearances. For a brief period of time, he played in France for FC Girondins de Bordeaux, arriving in August 1997 to replace Gilbert Bodart. However, having lost his place to Ulrich Ramé, he returned to Lierse, in January 1998. In the summer of 2001, after a second spell at Ajax, Menzo joined amateur club AGOVV Apeldoorn, helping it to the amateur title, he retired from football at the end of the season. Menzo gained six caps for the Netherlands, the first arriving in 1989, he spent nearly three years without any further appearances, but was summoned for the squads present at both the 1990 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1992, as third-choice.
After legendary Hans van Breukelen retired from international play following the latter competition, Menzo was named the starter for the qualification stages of the 1994 World Cup. In the summer of 2004, after former Ajax teammate Marco van Basten became head coach of the national team, Menzo was named its goalkeeping coach, remained there for two years; when coach Peter Bosz left in June 2005, Menzo became AGOVV's manager, remaining in the position for only one season: AGOVV became a professional club in the second division, but he did not have the qualifications to exercise in that category, subsequently moving to Amsterdam-based amateur club Amsterdamsche FC. In February 2005, Menzo received the necessary diploma to coach professional clubs; that summer, he returned as head manager of AGOVV. A year he joined FC Volendam, lasting two seasons and signing with Cambuur Leeuwarden, which he led to the second position in the second level in 2009–10 though the team failed in the playoffs. In October 2010, Menzo resigned from his position at Cambuur in order to join Vitesse Arnhem as assistant to new head coach Albert Ferrer.
In May 2013, he became the head coach of Lierse S. K, where he stayed until his sacking at the end of August 2014. On 28 October 2016, Menzo was appointed head coach of South African Premier Soccer League team, Ajax Cape Town, he left Just before Christmas 2017. On 14 January 2019, Menzo was appointes as the manager of the reserve team of Beijing Sinobo Guoan in China. Ajax: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1986–87 UEFA Cup: 1991–92 Dutch League: 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94 Dutch Cup: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1992–93, 1995–96 Lierse: Belgian League: 1996–97 Belgian Cup: 1998–99 Beijen profile Stanley Menzo at Wereld van Oranje Stanley Menzo at National-Football-Teams.com