Rob Baan

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.[1] He was the Technical Director of All India Football Federation.[2]

Rob Baan
Personal information
Full name Robert Baan
Date of birth (1943-04-01) 1 April 1943
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Teams managed
Years Team
1965–1966 Fortuna Vlaardingen (Youth)
1965–1966 Sparta Rotterdam (Youth)
1966–1972 ADO Den Haag (Assistant)
1972–1978 VVV-Venlo
1978–1983 Netherlands (Assistant)
1981 Netherlands (Caretaker)
1983–1986 ADO Den Haag
1986–1987 Roda JC
1988–1990 Sparta Rotterdam
1990–1992 Cambuur Leeuwarden
1992–1994 FC Twente
1994–1995 Excelsior Rotterdam
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 Australia U-23
2007–2008 Australia (Technical Director)
2011–2014 India (Technical Director)


Baan was born in Rotterdam, South Holland. Before joining the Indian team, he served the technical director role for the Netherlands, Feyenoord Rotterdam and ADO Den Haag.

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.[3]

He announced his retirement from his job as technical director of Australian football and his position has been replaced by Han Berger.


  1. "FFA goes Dutch with Baan". The World Game. 6 December 2006. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  2. "Rob Baan appointed AIFF Technical Director". Chris Punnakkattu Daniel. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  3. "Socceroos sink Nigeria". The World Game. 18 November 2007. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2008.

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