|Full name Han Berger|
Name Han Berger
|Playing position |
|Date of birth (1950-06-17) June 17, 1950 (age 65)|
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Coerver coaching co founder alfred galustian interviews ffa technical director han berger
Han Berger (born June 17, 1950 in Netherlands) is a Dutch football coach and former football player.
- Coerver coaching co founder alfred galustian interviews ffa technical director han berger
- Han berger coaches meeting
- FC Utrecht
- Personal life
Han berger coaches meeting
Han Berger is the youngest head coach ever in the history of professional football in The Netherlands. After suffering a severe knee injury, his playing career ended at the age of 22 and he was appointed youth and assistant coach at his hometown side FC Utrecht. When the then head coach Jan Rab was dismissed in January 1976, Han Berger was chosen above Pim van de Meent to be appointed head coach of FC Utrecht at the age of 25.
After that he coached the amazing number of 637 games in the Dutch Eredivisie being particularly successful with FC Utrecht and FC Groningen, leading them to a number of spectacular UEFA Cup campaigns. Under his management Cambuur Leeuwarden in 1998 won the 1st division play-offs for promotion to the Eredivisie. He left the club that summer.
From 1998 till August 2000 Han Berger was in charge of the national youth teams program of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) and head coach of The Netherlands U/21 and Olympic Team and in 2004 he coached Oita Trinita in the Japanese J-League.
As director of football at FC Utrecht and De Graafschap he acquired a reputation for implementing successful technical strategies, particularly in the field of youth development. Because of this he was offered the role of technical director of the Football Federation Australia. He held this position from January 2009 till July 2014. In 2010 Berger also had a short spell as caretaker manager of the Socceroos.
On April 17, 2014 Han Berger was appointed as a member of Directors on the board of Sydney FC.
On June 24, 2016 it was announced that Han Berger was appointed as technical director at Sydney FC.
Berger's son Ruud is a retired professional footballer, who played for FC Utrecht when Han was the club's technical director.