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Harm van Veldhoven appointed Delhi Dynamos manager

Posted on Jul 30 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 30 : Indian Super League (ISL) side Delhi Dynamos FC Wednesday appointed Harm van Veldhoven as their manager.

"I am thrilled and humbled at the same time with this immense responsibility to give India's capital a formidable football team! Coaching Delhi Dynamos FC is a great opportunity, as I get to work with skilled Indian and international players. I look forward to building an amazing team for Delhi," said Harm after his unveiling.

Harm started his career as a striker and his tryst with coaching started in 1999 with FC Lommel, a second division club in Belgium.

He took over as manager in 2000, achieving promotion in 2002 by winning the Belgium second division championship. During his tenure, Harm also managed to guide the club to the finals of the Belgian Cup.

In 2003, Harm joined FC Brussels, another promising Belgian club, and won promotion for the club as champions of the Belgian second division in his very first year as their manager.

In 2004, Harm caught the eye of Belgian Pro-League club Cercle Brugge, and served as manager till 2007. The 51-year-old Dutchman then moved to Germinal Beerschotand and had another successful couple of seasons in the Pro-League.

In 2008, Harm made the jump to the Dutch Eredivisie (top division), becoming manager of Roda JC. After helping his club avoid relegation in the 2008-09 season, Harm led Roda to a series of impressive league finishes, including a high of sixth place in 2010-11.

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