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John de Wolf extends Feyenoord contract by three years

Feyenoord and John de Wolf have reached agreement on a new deal. The 58-year-old assistant coach’s existing contract was set to end in the summer of 2022, but has now been extended for a further three years.

‘We are very satisfied with John,’ said technical director Frank Arnesen. ‘He is a dyed-in-the-wool club man who, since his addition to the technical staff in the second half of 2019, has shown that he adds huge value both on the training pitch and in the dressing room. So, it’s only logical that we want to tie him down for even longer. We are delighted that he’s staying with us for another three years.’

De Wolf himself feels there is no place he would rather be. ‘Feyenoord is my club, my home. It’s an unbelievable feeling to be on the pitch every day with the Feyenoord first-team players. We’re building something great here, a development I have a lot of confidence in. So it’s nice that, with this contract extension, the club is expressing the same confidence in me as a person and that I will continue to be a member of the Feyenoord family for even longer.’

De Wolf played professionally for 17 seasons before switching to a coaching career. The defender made his name at Feyenoord, making 140 appearances in the first team between 1989 and 1995. He has an impressive medal haul from that time, including one Eredivisie title (1993) and three KNVB Cups (1991, 1992, 1994).

De Wolf joined the Feyenoord first-team coaching staff in October 2019. He currently works alongside head coach Arne Slot, assistant coach Marino Pusic and goalkeeping coach Khalid Benlahsen.