Dutchman Martin Koopman named St. George’s coach

Abinet Gebremeskel and Martin Koopman
Abinet Gebremeskel and Martin Koopman

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Premier League defending champions St. George has named Dutchman Martin Koopman as the team’s head coach.

Koopman, who signed a two-year contract, will replace Brazilain Neider Dos Santos, who was sacked last month.

During the signing ceremony held here today, club president Abinet Gebremeskel said that Koopman will take over the team’s responsibility from former St. George player and interim coach Fasil Tekalegn in July.

Martin Koopman
Personal information
Date of birth June 5, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Wezep, Gelderland
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1982 Go Ahead Eagles
1982–1990 FC Twente
1990–1991 Cambuur
Teams managed
1989–1991 Cambuur (youth coach)
1991–1994 Cambuur (assistant)
1994–1996 Go Ahead Eagles (assistant)
1997–1999 FC Groningen (assistant)
1999–2000 FC Den Bosch
2000–2002 BV Veendam
2000 AS Vita Club
2002–2004 Saudi Arabia (assistant)
2005–2006 Shenyang Ginde
2006–2008 Roda JC (assistant)
2011–2012 Al Nasr
2014–2015 RKC Waalwijk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).Source: Wikipedia

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