Jan Olde Riekerink new City coach?

After City terminated Benni McCarthy‘s contract with a club, some sources have indicated that City is looking for some European coach. Some rumors said that Jan Olde Riekerink could be a new Cape Town City coach. It looks like bringing the European coach is their priority.

There are some indicators that John Comitis want to bring a head coach from the Netherlands. But there is a couple of options. One option is Jan Olde Riekerink.

They have many options but after Sjoerd Woudenberg, it looks like they want to bring another Dutch technical member. In the next couple of days, they will announce everything about their plans for their technical team. In the future, Soccer10 will follow this story.

Who is Jan Olde Riekerink?

Who is this Dutch head coach Jan Olde Riekerink? After Benni McCarthy exit forms the club, everyone expecting an announcement about their new head coach in the coming days. One source said that John Comitis wants someone from Europe. Especially someone with a Dutch philosophy of football.


Jan Olde Riekerink is the 56-year-old coach who is currently without a club. His first coaching position was back in 1995 as a head coach of Ajax Amsterdam. Also, he was the coach of their U19 and U21 national team.

In 2002 he left the position of head coach in Ajax to join Belgium football club, KAA Gent. After that, we can see him back in the Netherlands with FC Emmen. Later he becomes the assistant coach to Co Adriaanse at FC Porto.

In 2007 he came back to Ajax as their youth co-ordinator. In this position, he was four years before he gets back into coaching. After that, we can see him for four years with the Chinese national team, but the youth structure. Galatasary in Turkey was his next stop, but his last coaching position was in SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands.

It’s clear that he is a coach who traveled, but also a coach who was coaching some big clubs. But will he be able to change Cape Town City standings in this season? Coaching in PSL is not the same as winning from online guide. Different cultures, different players.