Feyenoord’s Sipke Hulshoff to become Netherlands assistant manager after the World Cup

Feyenoord’s Sipke Hulshoff is to join the Netherlands coaching team as Ronald Koeman’s assistant manager after the World Cup.

Koeman is returning to the job he left in 2020 to take charge at Barcelona once the World Cup is over, with current Oranje manager Louis van Gaal stepping down and retiring.

His replacement has already started working on his coaching team, previously appointing brother Erwin Koeman as well as Patrick Lodewijks, and Hulshoff has now come on board too as his assistant, leaving the same role he holds at Feyenoord.

“Sipke is an innovative field trainer, who complements our technical staff well,” Koeman stated.

“In my staff I always try to bring people together who reinforce each other. I think we succeeded.”

Hulshoff’s contract with the KNVB will run until the end of Euro 2024 if the Netherlands qualify for it and the end of the qualification campaign if they don’t.


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