Art Langeler (47) has been appointed director of football development, a new position within the new KNVB team of technical directors.
Langeler will give up his current position as coach of the Netherlands junior team. The new director of football development will work closely with the new director of top-level football, Nico-Jan Hoogma.
Langeler’s new responsibilities include grassroots football, the KNVB Academy and representative youth teams (from Under 15s to Under 18s and the girls from Under 15s to Under 20s). It’s a full-time post, meant for the longer term, and is incompatible with coaching the junior national side. The new director will start his new job on 1 May.