Sydney FC technical direct lands big job in Europe

Sydney FC board member and Technical Director Han Berger has been appointed to the highest football position within the Dutch Football Association.


►Berger has been appointed as the Football Director for the board of the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association).

►The job is the top technical position within football in the Netherlands.

►He'll continue his role with the Sky Blues while also fulfilling his role with the Dutch national association.

►Berger, 67, became the youngest head coach in Dutch football history when he was handed the reins at FC Utrecht in 1976 at the age of 25.

►He was also Technical Director of Football Federation Australia for five years prior to being appointed to the Sydney FC board.

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“I am honoured to be appointed to the role of Football Director of the board of the KNVB,” he said.

“This is a very exciting opportunity given the current challenges Dutch football is facing and I hope I can make a positive contribution.

“My service to Sydney FC will remain unchanged and I have made it very clear to the KNVB that this is still my first priority.”