John van’t Schip


Melbourne City FC Head Coach John van’t Schip’s playing career included 273 games over 12 seasons for Dutch club Ajax, where he won the 1989 Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1992 UEFA Cup.

Van’t Schip also represented Italian team Genoa in the Serie A for four seasons.

The Dutchman has also represented his country on 41 occasions as a player which included the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Van’t Schip began his coaching career as a youth coach for Ajax and manager at FC Twente before going on to become an assistant coach for the Dutch national team, alongside Marco van Basten during the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2008 tournaments.

He then went back to Ajax for a year before joining Melbourne as the Club’s inaugural Head Coach for the 2010-11 season. In his second season in control of Melbourne, van’t Schip took the Club to its first finals appearance and played a major role in the development of the Club over his two years. Van’t Schip returned to Melbourne as Head Coach at the start of 2014.