ADO Den Haag has appointed Dirk Kuijt as the new head coach of ADO Den Haag. The 41-year-old coach from Katwijk signs a contract for one season at the club from The Hague.

As a footballer, Kuijt played for Quick Boys, FC Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool, Fenerbahce and the dutch National team. He has an impressive 104 international matches ​ On record and played several European and World Cup matches. After his professional football career, which he concluded with ​winning the Eredivisie in 2017, Kuijt started as an assistant coach at his amateurclub Quick Boys.  In addition, the ex-international was responsible for the highest youth team (Under 19) of Feyenoord. In 2021 he resigned from his work at Feyenoord and Dirk Kuijt will now start his first job as head coach at a professional club. His first official training as a head coach will take place at the end of June. 

Dirk Kuijt, like ADO Den Haag, is very ambitious; ''ADO Den Haag is a fantastic club and I am very pleased to be here today and start this new challenge as head coach. I am grateful for the warm welcome and the confidence that the club has expressed to me. The objective and ambition of the club appeals to me enormously and we will therefore, together with all the people at the club, ensure that we realize that ambition."

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General manager Edwin Reintjes is also happy that Dirk has chosen ADO Den Haag. ''Dirk is a personality and a phenomenon in the world of football. He knows, better than anyone, what is expected of a team that has to deliver a top performance. He has worked under many experienced trainers at the highest level and will use that found knowledge at our club. He is ambitious, just like ADO Den Haag, and we are convinced that, just like in his time as a player, as a coach he will give everything to achieve results and to get everyone involved. With his attitude and reputation he will inspire and motivate our players and we think he is the right man to bring us back to the Eredivisie.”

Dirk Kuijt also announced during the press conference that John Metgod will assist him next season. Metgod, who previously worked as a technical manager at ADO Den Haag in 2015, is now returning as an assistant coach at the club

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We welcome Dirk and John to ADO Den Haag and wish both gentlemen every success!