Why Juan Carlos Unzue could be Luis
SkySportsWhy Juan Carlos Unzue could be Luis Enrique's successor at BarcelonaSkySportsAt the end of his playing career, Unzue became a goalkeeper coach under Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard and then Pep Guardiola before trying his hand at management at Second Division Numancia and then Racing Santander. While those spells as a ...and more »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 6:19 am
Another Kluivert at Newcastle, anyone? Son
ChronicleLiveAnother Kluivert at Newcastle, anyone? Son of former United star scores first goal for Ajax at 17ChronicleLiveThe son of former Newcastle United striker Patrick Kluivert, is making waves in the Netherlands, after scoring his first goal for Ajax at the weekend. Justin Kluivert, 17, has already made 11 appearances for the Amsterdam giants and opened his account ...Patrick Kluivert's son Justin follows in his father's footsteps by scoring his first senior goal for Ajax aged 17Daily Mailall 15 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:48 am
Rijkaard neemt definitief afscheid -
Goal.comRijkaard neemt definitief afscheidGoal.comFrank Rijkaard heeft definitief een punt achter zijn trainercarrière gezet. Sinds 2013 was hij al clubloos na zijn vertrek als bondscoach van Saoedi-Arabië. In gesprek met Helden werd de 54-jarige Rijkaard gevraagd of hij écht niet meer aan de slag ...and more »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:16 am
Top 5 football kits of all time -
SportskeedaTop 5 football kits of all timeSportskeedaWith players like Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and captain Ruud Gullit wearing the shirt as they led the Netherlands to the European Championships in 1988, it was always going to go down in history as one of the greatest kits of all time. As ...
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 9:29 pm
Frank Rijkaard, campeón de Champions League
SDPnoticias.comFrank Rijkaard, campeón de Champions League con Barcelona podría llegar al AméricaSDPnoticias.comEn ese sentido y de acuerdo con información de Fox Sports, Frank Rijkaard, entrenador holandés que le dio al FC Barcelona su segunda Champions League, podría estar cerca de llegar al Nido. Según la cadena norteamericana, Javier Pérez Teuffer, otrora ...Frank Rijkaard, en la “atmosfera” del AméricaEl Diario de Yucatán (Comunicado de prensa)América daría bombazo fichando como DT a… ¿Frank Rijkaard?Futbol TotalFrank Rijkaard suena en Coapa: Ex del Barcelona llegaría al Américae-consulta (Sátira) (Comunicado de prensa) (Registro) (blog)Futbol Sapiens -SUPERLÍDER.mxall 8 news articles »
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 6:46 am
UEFA.com's weekly wonderkid: Riechedly
"The future of Dutch football" according to his coach at AFC Ajax, 18-year-old midfielder Riechedly Bazoer is being likened to Oranje greats Frank Rijkaard and Clarence Seedorf.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 1:14 am
The sad secret kept by the trailblazing
The former Coventry and Cardiff striker was an ANC member who had fled his homeland, and his anti-apartheid activities may have cost him his freedom • Steve Mokone dies at the age of 82 When the Dutch journalist Tom Egbers first decided to find out what happened to his father’s footballing hero, he could never have imagined where it would lead. Almost 40 years had passed since the South African ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 3:16 am
From the middle: There is a conspiracy - but
Reading referee Dick Sawdon-Smith gives his views on the latest issues
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:10 pm
Blind, Koeman, Seedorf and the candidates to
Goal takes a look at some of the coaches who could be lined up if the Oranje were to part ways with the former Chelsea manager following their poor run of form
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:25 am
Man City bosses face decision over Champions
Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain will have to assess how much progress has been made this season and their plans for next season.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:29 pm
Louis van Gaal: Man Utd can win Champions
"We (Ajax) won the final with players aged 18 and 19, but also with players like (Michael) Carrick and (Bastian) Schweinsteiger - it was Frank Rijkaard and Danny Blind, they were over 30. I believe in the mix." Van Gaal is desperate to reach the Champions ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 5:59 pm
Van Gaal: United can win Champions League
“We have players like Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger and at that time it was Frank Rijkaard and Danny Blind who were above the 30-year mark. I believe in the mix. Yes, I believe we can win the Champions League and I believe more in the mix of ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:51 am
Van Gaal rules out complacency against
That year Van Gaal deployed teenagers such as Patrick Kluivert and Clarence Seedorf alongside seasoned professionals Danny Blind and Frank Rijkaard to devastating effect. Ajax upset the odds to beat AC Milan in the final, and this year Van Gaal thinks he ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 5:02 am
Current Man United side reminds Van Gaal of
According to van Gaal, the blend of youth and experience in the present United squad reminds of that Ajax team of two decades ago which boasted the likes of Frank Rijkaard, Edgar Davids, Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George, Patrick Kluivert and Clarence Seedorf.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:31 am
This Manchester United side are like my Ajax
In 1995 Van Gaal created a European Cup winning combination at the Amsterdam club with an old guard of 30-plus somethings including Frank Rijkaard and Danny Blind, a mid-20s spine of the De Boer twins Frank and Ronald, Marc Overmars, plus goalkeeper Edwin ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:39 am
Kewell Scores in Liverpool Win
Harry Kewell scored for Liverpool in a 1-0 win over 10-man Manchester City in the English Premier League on Sunday, while Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United win the League Cup.
Posted on 25 February 2006 | 5:57 pm
Resolved Question: EPL Regs - your
This is a bit long - so do read.
As a coach, Rijkaard's essential philosophy is to guide his team towards playing attack-minded football as a cohesive unit. In doing this, he believes a team can achieve the dual objectives of winning games and ensuring the audience's enjoyment of the spectacle. This follows in the best coaching traditions of Rijkaard's countrymen and forebears Rinus Michels and Johan Cruijff. In this light, it is notable that Michels coached both Cruijff and Rijkaard during their respective participations with the Dutch national team, and that Cruijff himself went on to coach Rijkaard. Nonetheless, Rijkaard believes in working within a contemporary football context and is not out to imitate the styles and tactics of past masters. In his own words:
“ ...you gain many impressions from the past. You still have it in your mind when you become a coach, and if something happens you can recall how it was dealt with. But I strongly believe that you cannot copy anyone. The decisions that a great coach made years ago will not necessarily work today. "
Rijkaard has evidently learned to curb the quick temper of his playing days and is often a portrait of calm and stability in training and along the touchline. He rarely courts controversy in the media and is more apt now to promote a positive environment and let his team's play speak for itself when faced with intense rivalry or criticism.
The tactics used during his tenure as manager of Barcelona best exemplify Rijkaard's commitment to playing stylish attacking football. During the team's 2004–05 and 2005–06 campaigns, the coach frequently fielded a 4–1–2–2–1 formation, a system which encouraged the creativity of the players in the front third of the field and created optimal interplay between the midfielders and forwards during attacks. Within this system the four defenders also tended to play in a relatively high position on the pitch to support the midfield which frequently advanced to participate in the attack. The team generally focuses on maintaining possession in the opponents' half of the field, applying pressure in order to force the opposition to make errors in defense and offensive counter-attacking.
Posted on 26 May 2011 | 10:04 am
Resolved Question: Does frank Rijkaard Have
Rijkaard sounds indian and he looks indian
Posted on 30 March 2011 | 5:26 am
Resolved Question: Liverpool fans, would you
Rijkaard loves to play attacking football and Liverpool fans are dying to see that.
Posted on 6 December 2010 | 8:15 pm
Resolved Question: Random: why was Frank
I was just wondering
I thought they had done well under him no?
but obviously they are still doing very well with Pep Guardiola
Posted on 12 April 2010 | 2:29 am
Resolved Question: FIFA section......how
I might have spelt his name wrong btw so my bad. my bad, wrong section. Im so used to puttin g my question here lol
Posted on 2 December 2009 | 6:57 pm