City at the Cup: John van’t Schip


Before becoming a football manager, former Ajax and Genoa winger, John van ‘t Schip represented Holland on the international stage.

Heart and soul

In 2009, John van ’t Schip was announced as the inaugural Head Coach of Melbourne Heart. Since then, the manager has had two stints at the Club where he has played a vital role in its history – which includes taking the Club to its first Finals Series in the Hyundai A-League, before leading the Men’s team to their first piece of silverware, the 2016 FFA Cup.

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Dutch international

Capped 41 times for his nation, which included two international goals, John van ‘t Schip’s only World Cup appearance came back in 1990. Held in Italy, the Netherlands progressed through to the group stage before eventually being downed by Germany 2-1 in the Round of 16. van’t Schip also played a role in the dugout as an assistant manager at the World Cup, working as Marco van Basten’s right-hand man at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany                        

Holland’s 2018 World Cup campaign

Holland will not feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after they failed to qualify for the tournament.

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