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René Meulensteen

René Meulensteen is on evidence one of the world’s best first team coaches. A Dutch football coach and former first team coach at Manchester United, winning Premier League titles and the Champions League.

René worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson for many years.

While still playing, he became a youth coach at NEC Nijmegen.

In June 2006, he signed a three year contract with Danish club Brøndby IF to become first team coach of the club.

On 18 January 2007, Meulensteen rejoined Manchester United as technical skills development coach mainly to work with the first team. After the departure in July 2008 of their assistant manager, Carlos Queiroz to Portugal as their national team manager, Meulensteen took over as first team coach, with Mike Phelan being promoted to assistant manager. Both assumed their new roles on 13 August 2008.

During his time as first team coach, Rene helped Sir Alex Ferguson secure the Premier League title in 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13; the Community Shield in 2008, 2010, 2011, the League Cup in 2008–09 and 2009–10; the UEFA Champions League in 2007–08 and FIFA Club World Cup in 2008

Manchester United confirmed his departure from the club on 26 June 2013, after incoming manager David Moyes decided to bring in his own coaching team

On 1 July 2013, Meulensteen signed a contract with FC Anzhi Makhachkala joining Guus Hiddink as an assistant coach. Hiddink left Anzhi after only two games into the 2013-14 Russian Premier League season, allowing Meulensteen to step up to head coach.

Meulensteen returned to England in November 2013 to take up the position of head coach under Martin Jol at Fulham and eventually became the club manager.

On August 9th 2016, Rene was presented as head coach by Maccabi Haifa from the Israeli Premier League.