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Piet Hamberg

Piet Hamberg
Etoile Sportive du Sahel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Piet Hamberg (born 22 January 1954 in Winschoten) is a Dutch former footballer and manager. He worked at Liverpool as Technical Manager for their Academy.[1] On December 22, 2009, he became the General Manager of the prestigious Tunisian club of Sousse Etoile Sportive du Sahel.[2]

Career

Hamberg began his youth career with FC Groningen. In his playing career, Hamberg served for NEC Nijmegen, FC Wageningen, FC Utrecht, Servette FC and AFC Ajax. Hamberg was selected and played in one match for Netherlands national football team, but was unavailable for further selection to the national side due to an achilles tendon injury that ended his career.[3] During a European Cup clash in Madrid his knee was injured, and it took him quite a while to get fit. Once he was declared fit toplay, the same knee was injured in a match against PSV Eindhoven and he was sidelined for quite a period yet again, and eventually an achilles tendon injury ended his career as a player.[4]

After his playing career, Piet became coach and worked in Saudi Arabia, Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Togo.[5] He led the Saudi Arabia under 20 squad toward the World Cup before becoming a Manager at Libyan club Al-Ahly (Tripoli). In 2003 he replaced fellow Dutch Manager Jan Versleijen at Al-Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates.[6] For Togo he was the Assistant Manager of Otto Pfister at their 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign. However, Hamberg and Pfister stepped back from their position after it was announced that their players had not received any promised money for qualifying for the World Cup.[7] Eventually Pfister returned before their World Cup opener against South Korea, but Hamberg decided not to and told the press he is a man of his words.[8] In between he was Manager and Technical Director of the Grasshopper-Club Zürich squad on two different occasions from 1997 to 2007,[9] leaving the club in April 2007.[5] As a result of his successes, Piet became known as one of the best youth developers in the world, leading to his appointment as Technical Manager for Liverpool F.C. Academy in July 2007. His successes have continued at Liverpool, as he has created six youth National Team players, and guided the u18 team to the Football Association Youth Cup Final. On the 11th of May Liverpool announced that Piet Hamberg was to leave the club at the end of the season. No reason was given for his departure. On December 2009, he became the Manager of African giants Etoile du Sahel (TUN).

Honours

Club

Servette
Ajax

Individual

References

External links

  • Piet Hamberg at ELFvoetbal.nl (Dutch)

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