| Vera Pauw|
| (1963-01-18) 18 January 1963 (age 52)|
Vera Pauw ( [ˈveːraː pʌu]; born 18 January 1963) is a Dutch football coach and former player. She has managed several national women's football teams, including Scotland, Netherlands, Russia and South Africa.
Pauw played 89 international matches for the Netherlands, but never qualified for the final tournament of a World Cup or European Championship. She did become the first female Dutch player to play professionally in Italy when she signed for Modena in 1988.
In September 1998, Pauw was appointed coach and technical director of Scotland women's national football team, at the same time her husband Bert van Lingen was working as assistant manager of Rangers F.C. in Glasgow. She departed in October 2004 to take up a similar role with the Netherlands and led her home country to the semi–final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009. She stepped down as the Dutch coach in the first half of 2010.
In April 2011, she succeeded Igor Shalimov as coach of the Russia women's national football team on an interim basis. In September 2011 she was replaced by Farid Benstiti. After that she was appointed as a technical director of Russian team.
Since March 2014 she coaches the South African women's team, replacing Josepha Mkhonza who became a selector for the national team. She said at the time "I am excited to become part of this ambitious project in which we can develop our girls into international stars. SAFA is aiming high with women’s football." Pauw explained that she had previously had a great deal of involvement with the South Africa setup due to the frequency of friendlies with the Dutch while she was managing them.
She resigned as South Africa head coach following the 2016 Olympics.
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