Erwin Koeman is the new coach of Oman. The Dutchman follows his compatriot Pim Verbeek in the country in the Middle East.
The 57-year-old Koeman signed Wednesday a contract for two years at the Omani football association. He begins his second job as a coach after he from 2008 to 2010 all the keuzeheer of Hungary.
Oman was looking for a new coach, because Verbeek at the start of this month decided to stop. The 62-year-old Dutchman was there since 2016 at the helm of the national team. His assistant Muhanna Ben Saeed took over after the departure of Verbeek the honours.
In the first half of the current season was Koeman for another two months as interim coach of Fenerbahçe after the dismissal of Phillip Cocu. Mid-december had Koeman at the Turkish club to give way for Ersun Yanal, leaving him without a club.
Erwin Koeman was Wednesday night presented in Oman. (Photo: Twitter/@OmanFA)
Koeman last years, active as an assistant
Koeman started his trainerscarrière in 2004 at RKC Waalwijk, and served thereafter as head coach of successively Feyenoord (2005-2007), Hungary, FC Utrecht (2011) and FC Eindhoven (2012), after which the 31-fold international in the summer of 2012, returning to his side.
In 2014, left Koeman to Southampton, where he started working as an assistant to his brother Ronald. Two years got the brothers Koeman together at Everton, and there they worked until their dismissal in the fall of 2017. In the summer of 2018 left Erwin Koeman, so to speak, with Cocu to Turkey.
It is not yet known when Koeman his first match as coach of Oman will lead. The country, that have never participated in a world cup, was last month at the Asia Cup in the eighth-finals eliminated by Iran.