Erwin Koeman

Erwin Koeman (born 20 September 1961) is a Dutch retired professional football player and football manager who was last head coach of Oman.

Erwin Koeman
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-09-20) 20 September 1961
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 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)
2016–2017 Everton (assistant)
2018 Fenerbahçe (assistant)
2018 Fenerbahçe (caretaker)
2019 Oman
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal life

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]

Ronald Koeman, his younger brother, is currently coach of the Netherlands national football team.[4]

Club career

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.[5]

International career

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.[6][7]

Managerial career

Koeman finished his playing career with Groningen in 1998 and became youth coach at PSV.[8] In October 2001, he was promoted to assistant manager under Eric Gerets,[9] and for the 2004–05 season became manager in RKC Waalwijk. He managed RKC for one season before moving to Feyenoord.[10] 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.[11]

Starting on 1 May 2008, Koeman became the coach of the Hungary national football team.[12] He was removed from his post on 23 July 2010.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

On 17 June 2016, Ronald Koeman, his brother, named him as his assistant manager at Everton.[16]

On 3 August, Erwin Koeman became the assistant of Phillip Cocu at Fenerbahçe.[17] After the sacking of Philip Cocu, Erwin Koeman became the head coach of Fenerbahçe.

In February 2019, he was appointed as the new head coach of Oman, succeeding fellow Dutch national Pim Verbeek.[18] Under his tenure, the Omani team participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round where they managed an impressive performance with only one lone defeat to Qatar away by one goal margin, winning the other games. This impressive performance of Oman, however, was not followed in the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup, where Oman as champions, were eliminated from the group stage. He was subsequently fired as coach of Oman.[19]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 2 December 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
RKC Waalwijk July 2004 June 2005 38 15 10 13 039.47
Feyenoord July 2005 May 2007 81 38 21 22 046.91
Hungary April 2008 July 2010 20 7 4 9 035.00
Utrecht July 2011 October 2011 10 3 4 3 030.00
Eindhoven March 2012 June 2012 9 3 2 4 033.33
RKC Waalwijk July 2012 June 2014 75 18 23 34 024.00
Fenerbahce November 2018 December 2018 9 3 3 3 033.33
Oman February 2019 Present 12 8 2 2 066.67
Total 254 95 69 90 037.40


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