Coach Schrijver Comes Back to Edmonton
EDMONTON, AB. - After a year hiatus in Japan where he coached JEF United with fellow Dutchman and former FC Edmonton head man Dwight Lodeweges, Hans Schrijver has signed a new deal with the sophomore soccer squad that will see him join forces with current bench boss Harry Sinkgraven and assistant coach Dave Randall.
"I am very happy and honoured to come back to FC Edmonton," Schrijver said from his home in Holland. "Working with most of the same people and players is going to be great."
Schrijver was hired, along with Lodeweges and Randall in 2009 to coach the latest addition to the North American Soccer League. He was on the bench for eight exhibition games in 2010, including matches against Colo-Colo from Chile and Portsmouth FC from England, but thanks to a 4-2-2 record, Schrijver and Lodeweges were offered lucrative contracts to take over second division Japanese side JEF United for the 2011 season.
The two coaches were unsuccessful at gaining promotion for the Japanese team which opened the door for Schrijver's return.
The Dutchman will join Sinkgraven and Randall at training starting Nov. 18. Media interested in interviewing Schrijver can do so upon his arrival by contacting Andreas Morse at the number below.
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