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Who was Wim Jansen?

Wilhelmus Marinus Antonius “Wim” Jansen (28 October 1946 – 25 January 2022) was a Dutch professional football player and manager.

Former Celtic manager has died aged 75 after battle with dementia

Former Celtic manager has died aged 75 after battle with dementia
Former Celtic manager has died aged 75 after battle with dementia

Former Celtic manager Wim Jansen has passed away aged 75 after suffering from dementia.

Jansen’s death was confirmed by his former club Feyenoord on Tuesday, who said they had lost “an icon and child of the club”.

The Dutchman spent one season at Celtic between 1997-1998 and helped the club win a league and cup double, in the process stopping Rangers from winning 10 top-flight titles in a row.

He will also be remembered as the manager who signed Henrik Larsson, from former club Feyenoord.

Jansen confirmed in October last year that he had been living with dementia before his 75th birthday.

Like Jansen, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou arrived at the club following a spell in Japan and paid his own tribute on Sky Sports: “Like all of us you pass through these places and you want to make sure you leave your mark and in the 12 months he was here he certainly did that.

Wim Jansen Biography, Wiki

Wilhelmus Marinus Antonius “Wim” Jansen (28 October 1946 – 25 January 2022) was a Dutch professional football player and manager.

As a midfielder or defender, he spent most of his career at Feyenoord, winning honors including the European Cup in 1970.

He earned 65 international caps with the Dutch national team and played in the teams that reached the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cup finals.

Jansen served in several roles at Feyenoord, including as manager. He also won the Scottish Premier League at Celtic in 1997–98.

Wim Jansen Biography Wikipedia
Wim Jansen
Full nameWilhelmus Marinus Antonius Jansen
Date of birth28 October 1946
Place of birthRotterdam, Netherlands
Date of death25 January 2022 (aged 75)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s)Midfielder, defender

Wim Jansen Career

He began his management career at his old club Feyenoord, where he worked as a coach, and then as assistant manager, between 1983 and 1987. After a season as manager of Belgian club SC Lokeren, he was appointed as Technical Director at second division SVV, where he won the league alongside his manager – future Rangers manager Dick Advocaat. Jansen in 2013

In 1991, he returned to Feyenoord as manager, winning the KNVB Cup in 1991. The result was a surprise as the club had been near bankruptcy in the preceding years. The team also won the cup in 1992 and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991–92.

He became Technical Director in 1992, with Hans Dorjee being appointed as manager, but Dorjee became ill and Jansen took over as manager again. Dorjee later resigned and was replaced as manager by Jansen’s old teammate, Willem van Hanegem.

Feyenoord won the Dutch Championship in 1993 and the Dutch Cup again the following season, but after a dispute with the executives of the club, Jansen left to work as assistant manager of Saudi Arabia alongside Leo Beenhakker. Between 1994 and 1997 he also managed the Japanese side of Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

On 3 July 1997, Wim Jansen was appointed as head coach of Celtic, replacing the sacked Tommy Burns. He was their first manager from outside Great Britain and Ireland. He went on to guide them to their first Scottish league championship in 10 years, ending the hopes of rival Rangers to win a tenth consecutive championship. 

Despite winning the league and the Scottish League Cup during his only season in charge, Jansen left the club less than 48 hours after the title was secured due to an inability to work with general manager Jock Brown. His most notable transfer was the signing of Henrik Larsson from Feyenoord.

At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, Jansen took up the position of assistant to the head coach of the Feyenoord first team, Gertjan Verbeek.

Wim Jansen Personal Life

Jansen was given a Latin name, as is the custom for Dutch Catholics because his family lived with Catholics in the first year of his life.

He and his family were not religious, and he would practice kicking a ball at a pole on Sundays while all his neighbors were at church. As a child, he lived on the same street as Feyenoord teammate Coen Moulijn.

Jansen lived in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht from the 1970s. He died of complications from dementia, on 25 January 2022, at the age of 75.

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Who was Wim Jansen?

Wilhelmus Marinus Antonius “Wim” Jansen (28 October 1946 – 25 January 2022) was a Dutch professional football player and manager.

How did Wim Jansen die?

Former Celtic manager Wim Jansen has passed away aged 75 after suffering from dementia.

How old was Wim Jansen?

Wim Jansen died at 75.

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