Engelkes in 2010
|Full name||Ed Engelkes|
|Date of birth||21 January 1964|
|Place of birth||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|2004–2012||Netherlands Women (assistant)|
|2010||Netherlands Women (interim)|
Engelkes started playing football at amateur club Alliance '22 from his hometown, Haarlem. Soon, he was scouted by a professional football club, HFC Haarlem. However, he would only appear for their reserve team, and during his early twenties, he expressed interest in becoming a manager.
Engelkes started his managerial career at HFC Haarlem, where he coached young players between the ages of 14 and 18. Subsequently, he moved to HBC from Heemstede, where he became a youth coach as well as assistant coach of the first team. During this time, he was also responsible for the youth academy of neighbouring club VV SIZO, from Hillegom.
In 1990, Engelkes was employed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), where he was responsible for technical affairs, such as visiting football clubs in the Netherlands, the organisation of street football tournaments and the scouting of young talent for the KNVB's national youth teams.
In 2004, Engelkes became assistant coach of the Netherlands women's national football team, working alongside new head coach Vera Pauw. In addition, Engelkes worked as coordinator of all women's teams of the KNVB. As assistant coach, Engelkes saw the Netherlands Women qualify for their first major international tournament, the UEFA Women's Euro 2009, where they reached the semi-finals. In April 2010, when Pauw left her post with the Netherlands Women, Engelkes was appointed interim head coach. On 1 November 2010, he was succeeded by Roger Reijners and returned to being assistant coach. He fulfilled this position until May 2012.
Meanwhile, in 2007, AZ formed a women's team to compete in the newly formed Women's Eredivisie, and Engelkes became their manager in addition to his work as assistant with the Netherlands women's team. He led AZ to the Eredivisie title in each of his first three years in charge, from 2007–08 until 2009–10, and also won the KNVB Women's Cup, in 2010–11. After the 2010–11 season, AZ's women's team ceased to exist due to financial difficulties, which ended Engelkes' AZ tenure.
On 30 May 2012, it was announced that Engelkes would become manager of the newly formed Ajax women's team from the 2012–13 season, the start of the BeNe League. He said: "The chance to be working at Ajax is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am proud to do this job." In the 2013–14 season, he led Ajax to victory in the KNVB Women's Cup. In the 2015–16 season, Ajax finished as runners-up in the reinstated Women's Eredivisie. On 26 January 2017, Ajax announced that the 2016–17 season would be Engelkes' last with the club. During his final season, Engelkes managed Ajax to the Double as they finished as champions in both the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup.
On 18 March 2014, it was announced that Engelkes was appointed manager of Hoofdklasse club VVOG starting from the 2014–15 season. On 10 April 2015, his contract was extended for one year, following satisfactory results. During the 2015–16 season, VVOG were promoted to the Derde Divisie. On 7 February 2017, Engelkes announced he would leave the club after the 2016–17 season.
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This change in the league system was approved in a KNVB assembly in December 2014. A new semi-professional level Tweede Divisie was added at the third tier, thus the Derde Divisie and leagues below it decremented by one level, and furthermore, promotion and relegation between the Tweede Divisie and the new Derde Divisie became effective.2017–18 Derde Divisie
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In May 2019, the referee scored a goal for HSV Hoek against Harkemase Boys. The goal was all the more noteworthy because it occurred on the last weekend possible before rules changes came into effect from 1 June to stop this kind of activity on the part of the referee.AFC Ajax Vrouwen
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The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch: Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017. They have played at the final tournament of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, and reached thirteenth place. They have also played at the final tournament in the 2019 edition, losing 2-0 the final against the United States.
The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses). Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of July 2019, the team is ranked number 3 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.Netherlands women's national under-19 football team
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Netherlands women's national football team – managers
AFC Ajax (women) – managers