ADO Den Haag has appointed Daryl Janmaat as the new technical manager. Janmaat will focus on a new role within the club, which means that his career as a player has come to an end.

Janmaat started his professional playing career at ADO Den Haag, where he made his debut in 2007. The defender went on to play for sc Heerenveen, Feyenoord, Newcastle United, and Watford. At the end of 2020, he returned to ADO Den Haag. On September 7, 2012, Janmaat made his debut for the Dutch national team, for which he made 34 international appearances. Janmaat also competed in one major tournament, the 2014 World Cup, in which he played the position of wingback and was a starter under head coach Louis van Gaal. This next step in Janmaat’s career marks the end of his professional playing career.

General manager Edwin Reijntjes: “Over the past few months, we have had many discussions with Daryl Janmaat about his future. Although he still had a player contract for one season, it became clear that he wanted to focus on a second career in professional football. We view Janmaat as the perfect candidate for this role, given his history with the club, and his reputation and the strong network that he has built in the world of football. We are pleased that we could offer Janmaat the opportunity to stay at the club and develop himself further within the world of professional football.”


Daryl Janmaat regarding his decision to quit his playing career and take on a new role within the club: “ADO Den Haag truly is my club, and I have not regretted a single second of my return to the club one and a half years ago. Although I still had a player contract for one season, I was doubting whether I wanted to keep playing. My ambition is to stay active and involved in the world of football, but in another role. When I received the opportunity to take on this role at ADO Den Haag, I did not have to think long about my decision. I am very happy with this fantastic opportunity, and I would like to thank the club for the confidence that they have placed in me. To carry out this job, I will be able to rely on my experiences in the world of football and the network that I have built throughout my professional playing career. This is an ideal next step for me.”