Tag Archives: Football

DUTCH MASTERS – in English

I can say that I am a typical product of the Dutch football school. I grew up with and was influenced by the people who have largely determined the football landscape in the Netherlands: Johan Cruijff, Rinus Michels, Louis van Gaal, Guus Hiddink, Wiel Coerver and Raymond Verheijen. My whole life I am busy with and interested in all topics related to football. Besides being a player and trainer, I have been active as technical director, youth and assistant trainer. Furthermore, as a board member of the CBV, I was responsible for the football technical matters for a number of years. In this capacity I was part of several sounding board groups and the technical platform of the KNVB. Continue reading


Onderstaand artikel verscheen op de site van VoetbalZone op 6 januari 2019. Door Chris Meijer.

Avonturier Pieter Huistra geniet van het werken in het Aziatische voetbal.

Ruim vier jaar geleden besloot Pieter Huistra de gebaande paden te verlaten. De 51-jarige Fries verliet Nederland voor een avontuur in Indonesië. Via Japan is Huistra inmiddels bij de Oezbeekse topclub Pakhtakor Tashkent terechtgekomen, waar hij als assistent van Shota Arveladze werkt. “Ik ben nu een veel betere trainer dan ik bij FC Groningen of De Graafschap was”, vertelt Huistra in gesprek met Voetbalzone.

Als Voetbalzone Huistra spreekt, is de competitie in Oezbekistan net ten einde. Continue reading

Nieuwjaarswedstrijd Oud-Internationals

On Saturday January 2nd the traditional New Years game between ex-internationals and Hollands oldest football club Royal HFC from Haarlem was played for the 83rd time. It was a very enjoyable  day (as to be expected) with  many old colleges and an enthusiastic big crowd. Sponsor ING Bank added to the atmosphere.
We played an unfortunate first half and due to some individual mistakes we lost 4-2  🙂02012016-2Scissors like in the old days / Schaartje zit er nog altijd in

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Interview ESPN: Indonesian football & FIFA

Recently I spoke with Jason Dasey for ESPN about the current situation in Indonesian football:

Indonesia’s Dutch coach Pieter Huistra learns to work
in uncertain times

JAKARTA, Indonesia — As the newly appointed interim head coach and technical director of Indonesia, former Dutch international Pieter Huistra has one of the toughest jobs in football.

This week is particularly stressful, as the onetime Glasgow Rangers winger tries to work out what the seismic FIFA scandal means to Southeast Asia’s largest football nation. Continue reading