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Jack de Gier

Jack de Gier
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-08-06) 6 August 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Schijndel, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Den Bosch (manager)
Youth career
RKSV Schijndel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 BVV Den Bosch 96 (35)
1991–1994 SC Cambuur 81 (32)
1994–1995 Go Ahead Eagles 30 (11)
1995–1997 Willem II 63 (17)
1997–1998 Lierse S.K. 19 (5)
1998–2001 NEC 87 (28)
2001 Dunfermline Athletic 12 (5)
2001–2003 FC Twente 25 (6)
Teams managed
2003–2008 SVZW (assistant}
2009–2012 Jong NEC
2010–2012 NEC (assistant)
2012–2013 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam
2013–2014 NEC (assistant)
2014–2015 NEC (U21)
2014–2016 OSV Oostzaan
2015 Jong NEC
2016–2018 Almere City FC
2018–2019 NEC
2019–2020 Go Ahead Eagles
2021– FC Den Bosch
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jack de Gier (born 6 August 1968) is a Dutch professional football manager and former player who played as a forward. He is the current manager of FC Den Bosch.

He was nicknamed Il Butre (The Vulture), after legendary Spain striker Emilio Butragueño. ("De Gier" is Dutch for "The Vulture".) De Gier made his professional debut in the 1988–89 season for BVV Den Bosch. He scored the final goal in Ajax's former stadium "De Meer" on 28 April 1996 for Willem II.

Club career

Born in Schijndel, De Gier started his career at BVV Den Bosch, making his debut in August 1988 at the age of 20. A prolific striker, De Gier joined Cambuur Leeuwarden in 1991 and later played for Go Ahead Eagles, Willem II Tilburg, Lierse SK, NEC Nijmegen, Dunfermline Athletic and FC Twente.[citation needed] He retired in the 2002–03 season.[citation needed]

Managerial career

De Gier began his managerial career in professional football on 1 January 2016 as a head coach of Eerste Divisie club Almere City, replacing the dismissed Maarten Stekelenburg. At that point, Almere were bottom of the league alongside RKC Waalwijk. He managed to lead the club from the bottom of the competition to finish in eighth place and win a period title, which allowed the club to participate in the post-season play-offs for promotion to the Eredivisie. However, Willem II proved too strong for Almere City. The club started the 2016–17 season in weak form, but later recovered, partly due to a series of eight wins in a row; a club record. In February 2017, the club extended its expiring contract until the summer of 2018 with an option for another year

On 25 May 2018, NEC Nijmegen announced that they had appointed De Gier as head coach as of 1 July 2018. After a series of poor results, De Gier was fired on 2 April 2019.

De Gier was appointed head coach of Go Ahead Eagles in June 2019.

He was appointed as manager of FC Den Bosch on 1 February 2021.

Personal life

De Gier has his own company and football school in Nijverdal.

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