Barnet FC announce appointment of assistant coach Ulrich Landvreugd
Barnet FC today announce that Dutch coach and former Ajax Academy youth product Ulrich Landvreugd has joined the coaching staff as assistant coach working with Edgar Davids and Mark Robson. Uli, as he is commonly known, is an A licenced coach who has previously worked with the youth at Ajax. Uli also played for the Ajax first team in friendly matches before moving to Cambuur Leeuwarden. He then had a short spell at Ipswich Town before a knee injury prevented him from progressing further. To enable Uli to continue playing football he dropped down to the lower leagues of Dutch football on a part-time basis.
Uli will help to oversee the transition of young professionals into the first team and will be working alongside Kenny Brown. Together they will oversee the new Under 21 Development squad which now contains a number of first team regulars.
Academy Manager, James Thorne said, "I am delighted to welcome Uli as part of our coaching team here at Barnet FC. This will allow me to promote Andy McMillan to Head of Academy Coaching which is a new requirement under the Elite Player Performance Plan. This is as a result of our recently achieved status as a Category 2 Academy, the only one in League 2, which requires the formation of a separate Under 21 squad and an increase in contact time across all age groups. The requirement for well qualified experienced coaching staff is essential and we are searching Europe to find the best available to help educate and develop our young players."