Abu Dhabi (dpa) – One year after his early retirement as national coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bert van Marwijk takes over the position again.

The national emirate association UAEFA announced on Twitter on Monday the decision about the renewed cooperation. “The official process will be completed upon his arrival in the UAE,” he said.

In December 2019, the emirate association separated after just nine months and six matches from the now 68-year-old Dutchman. He was followed by Ivan Jovanovic, who held the track for about 100 days, and Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto. The association also separated from this two weeks ago. Now the task of leading the Emiratis to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar rests with Van Marwijk.

Between 2004 and 2006, Van Marwijk BVB and HSV had coached 17 matches in the 2013/14 season. The post in the UAE in 2019 was Van Marwijk’s fourth assignment as national coach. In 2010 he led his home country to the World Cup final. He then trained in Saudi Arabia (2015 to 2017) and the selection of Australia at the 2018 World Cup.

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