Piet Buter (Dutch pronunciation: [pit ˈbytər]; born 1950) is a soccer coach from Haarlem, Netherlands. After a number of coaching positions and a spell as technical director of FC Utrecht, he was assistant coach to the Iran national football team.
|Full name||Piet Buter|
|Date of birth||1950 (age 68–69)|
|Place of birth||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|2006–2009||FC Utrecht (technical director)|
|2009–2011||Iran (assistant coach)|
Life and early career
Piet Buter was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, and in his younger years played amateur soccer for VV Schoten. An injury cut short his playing career, and he turned to coaching instead.
From 1989 to 1991, Buter was coach of Dutch first division club FC Wageningen, and in successive seasons took the club to 10th and 15th positions in the league. In his second season with Wageningen he shared his duties with Willem van Hanegem (who went on to coach FC Utrecht), as his assistant coach.
In 1993, he took a break from his coaching career, but returned in 2006 to take on the role of Technical Director at FC Utrecht, where he stayed until 2009.
In 2009, Buter left Utrecht and took the job of assistant coach with the Iran national football team.