Marco van Basten
- Date of Birth: 31 October 1964
- Birthplace: Utrecht (city)
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‘Italian football has always been beautiful. It’s ugly, too. But it’s the most beautiful football in the world.’
Former Netherlands international coach Marco Van Basten has signed a two year deal to manage Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar. The Dutch legend will take over from Dick Advocaat at the end of the season.
SC Heerenveen are headed for disappointment should they try and approach Art Langeler who is the head of youth development at PSV Eindhoven.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could be set to cure his current striker problem with a move for Icelandic international forward Alfreð Finnbogason. The Heerenveen forward scored 30 goals in 35 games last year for the Dutch side.
It seems that the search for a new PSG manager is still far from over. After having been reportedly snubbed by Andre Villa-Boas, their long targeted candidate for the managerial role, it's now Capello's turn to turn down the job offer.
The Hamburg manager, Martin Jol, is back home after five long years to take charge at Ajax and has signed a three year deal with them. The former Spurs boss is highly rated at homeland after his huge success in Bundesliga.
Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul has revealed that at some stage of his career he could have been an AC Milan player, but he turned down the opportunity.
Oleguer, Miralem Sulejmani, Dario Cvitanich and Ismael Aissati have already signed for Ajax this summer; but the Dutch giants' coach Marco van Basten has already hinted that he hopes to sign more players this summer.
Netherlands lit up the group stages but Russia were not far behind with their classy win over Sweden and the two teams now face a battle in Basel on Saturday to decide who reaches the semifinals.
Netherlands coach Marco van Basten has admitted that his side were lucky after Holland defeated France 4-1 in the Euro 2008 group stage qualifier on Friday evening.
Holland boss Marco van Basten was delighted with his side's opening game result after they romped to a 3-0 victory over Italy. The Dutchman believes this was the perfect start to their Group C; otherwise known as the group of death.
Real Madrid forward Ruud van Nistelrooy has today discussed his less than perfect relationship with coach Marco van Basten ahead of Euro 2008.
Netherlands boss Marco Van Basten has decided to cut a couple of big names from Holland's Euro 2008 squad; with Denny Landzaat and Sander Boschker both told they cannot be part of the trip to Austria and Switzerland.
Marco van Basten is to give Robin van Persie some time to recover from a thigh injury before naming the player in his 23-man squad for the Euro 2008 tournament for the Netherlands.
Marco van Basten has admitted that it is going to be tough in Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland as Netherlands prepare for their tough looking group with Italy, France and Romania.
Dutch giants AFC Ajax Amsterdam are set to lose 20 million euros as a result for not qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal forward Robin van Persie, who has been desperately plagued by a multitude of injuries this season, has reiterated that he shall be fully fit for the Netherlands by the time the Euro 2008 finals beckon.
England international midfielder Steven Gerrard might not be going to the Euro 2008 finals this summer because England couldn't qualify but he is firmly supporting his Liverpool team mates Fernando Torres and ryan Babel.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is remaining coy on his future at Ajax. The talented Dutch forward has been linked with a summer move to a host of sides, including Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf has admitted that he felt unwanted by coach Marco van Basten, and that is why he didn't decide to stay at the club. The AC Milan midfielder has decided to stay at home this summer.