Robert Baan (born 1 April 1943) is a Dutch football coach, appointed to the role of Technical Director for the Indian national team by the AIFF. He was the Technical Director of All India Football Federation.
|Full name||Robert Baan|
|Date of birth||1 April 1943|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|1965–1966||Fortuna Vlaardingen (Youth)|
|1965–1966||Sparta Rotterdam (Youth)|
|1966–1972||ADO Den Haag (Assistant)|
|1983–1986||ADO Den Haag|
|1995–1998||PSV Eindhoven (Assistant)|
|1998–2004||Feyenoord Rotterdam (Technical Director)|
|2004–2005||Al-Jazeera Club (Technical Director)|
|2005–2006||Netherlands (Youth Technical Director)|
|2006||ADO Den Haag (Technical Director)|
|2007–2008||Australia (Technical Director)|
|2011–2014||India (Technical Director)|
While Graham Arnold was the caretaker coach for the Socceroos, Baan, alongside his Technical Director duties, was also briefly the caretaker coach for the Australia Under 23 team. He was briefly appointed as a caretaker manager for the Netherlands for a 3–0 win over Cyprus in February 1981, and for Australia in 2007 for a 1–0 victory at Craven Cottage against Nigeria.
He announced his retirement from his job as technical director of Australian football and his position has been replaced by Han Berger.
- "FFA goes Dutch with Baan". The World Game. 6 December 2006. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
- "Rob Baan appointed AIFF Technical Director". Chris Punnakkattu Daniel. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
- "Socceroos sink Nigeria". The World Game. 18 November 2007. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
- Netherlands Football profile (in Dutch)