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Dick Advocaat

Dick  Advocaat
Birthdate:September 27, 1947 in Den Haag
Position:Midfielder
International:None
Current club:Retired
Former club(s):FC Utrecht, Berchem Sport (Bel), Sparta, FC Den Haag, Chicago Sting (USA), VVV, Roda JC, FC Den Haag, ADO
Former Dutch National team coach Advocaat worked earlier as manager for SVV, PSV and Glasgow Rangers. He was the first foreign coach from the Rangers. He started a second period as national team coach in 2002 after being their coach at the USA Worldcup 1994.

In July 2004 at the end of the European Championship in Portugal, Advocaat resigned from Holland. Afterwards, he coached Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany) and the national teams of United Arab Emirates and South Korea.

After coaching South-Korea at the Worldcup 2006, he joined Zenit St. Petersburg from Russia as clubcoach. He had many successes in Russia and won the Russian League in 2007 and the UEFA Cup and Supercup in 2008 with Zenit.

His contract in St. Petersburg expired at the end of 2009 and he expressed not to renew the contract. In July 2009 Advocaat announced a move to Belgium as their national coach when his Russian contract expired. However, the Russians directors already ended his contract earlier and fired the Dutchman in August. Although his Belgian contract should start in January 2010, the national football association (KBVB) asked Advocaat to start earlier and he started as coach in October 2009.

On 6 December 2009, it was announced that Advocaat would function as both manager of the Belgium national team, and as manager of Dutch club AZ. On 15 April 2010, Advocaat resigned as manager of the Belgian national team amid speculation that he was to become coach of the Russian national team. That also happened in July 2010.

Advocaat managed his team to the EC 2012 and announced in May 2012 that he will leave the national team after the EC to become the new coach of PSV Eindhoven in July 2012.

Dick Advocaat is currently the head coach of Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Last update: August 20, 2016