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The 48 year old soccer veteran holds quite an impressive resume. He is a former winger for professional clubs such as Ajax and Genoa, winning nine national as well as international titles with Ajax. He was also a member of the 1998 Netherlands’ European championship winning team.
Along with experience on the pitch, Van’t Schip is also a seasoned bench boss, a career that began by coaching the Ajax youth club, eventually earning a spot as an assistant coach for the Netherlands’ national club from 2004 until 2008, during which the club qualified for the World Cup in Germany in 2006, as well as Euro 2008.
Van’t Schip will replace Ignacio Ambriz, who will be leaving the club after a run of six defeats within the league and the Libertadores Cup. Since his reign as head coach began in January, Ambriz led the Chivas to four wins, three draws and five losses in the Clausura championship.
On Saturday, the Club was beaten by home rivals Atlas, losing all hope in playing in the quarter finals in The Apertura, the first of two championship tournaments in the Mexican Season, which begins in August.
The newly acquired soccer coach has his work cut out for him, as out of this year’s 17 game season, Van’t Schip’s Chivas currently sit 15th with 15 points from 16 matches. Only the top eight teams qualify for a shot at the title.
Guadalajara is Mexico’s most popular and successful club, boasting an impressive 11 league titles earned, their last being won in the 2006 Apertura.
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