Fred Grim new assistant coach Dutch national team


Fred Grim new assistant coach Dutch national team

Fred Grim is the new assistant coach of the Dutch national team. Art Langeler will take immediately his position as coach of Jong Oranje.

The KNVB was looking for a right hand for coach Danny Blind, after Marco van Basten a few weeks ago his departure for the FIFA had announced. He goes by 1 October at the battle of the wereldvoetbalbond in a soccer technical function. In an earlier stage departed Dick Advocaat to Fenerbahçe.

The 51-year-old Grim was last year appointed as keuzeheer Young Orange. As a trainer, he worked in various positions at Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam and Almere City FC, where he is the head coach the necessary impression.

Grim is delighted with his move to the ‘big’ Orange. “This is a great step,” says the former goalkeeper for, among others, Ajax Friday in a press release from the KNVB.

“Working with the best players of the Netherlands is fantastic. In addition, with qualification for the world cup 2018 a beautiful goal. Of course, I have absolutely a lot of fun and motivation with Jong Oranje, and I like with that team to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS wanted. But this is an opportunity that I can with both hands aangrijp.”

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Also Blind is delighted with the arrival of Grim. “It is good news that Fred commits to my staff. We have spent years in the same team played and also in the coaching profession. I know Fred as a driven and enthusiastic coach, who is an important part in our team.”

“In addition, Fred has been part of the soccer technical heart within the KNVB and he knows the vision of Orange. And, also important, he is known by the new generation of Dutch footballers.”


The KNVB has Langeler appointed as the successor of Grim for Young Orange. Langeler, head of the youth academy at PSV, in any case, the next two EK-kwalificatieduels on the couch at the start. Langeler was already in the service of the bond as an assistant of Orange under 20 years of age.

“I am now every day, working with talented footballers, the last step to the top,” says the 46-year-old Langeler, who was previously head coach of PEC Zwolle. “My work with PSV and Jong Oranje match perfectly.”

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