Former Melbourne Heart coach John van’t Schip has been announced as the new man in charge of Mexican giants Chivas de Guadalajara.
The 48-year-0ld, who only finished his time in the A-League earlier this month, was picked for the role by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff who has been an advisor for Chivas since February.
A press release from the Mexican club said, “The new coach had a brilliant career as a professional player when he won nine titles with Ajax, including the 1988 Euros with Holland alongside Ronald Koeman, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten.”
“van’t Schip also has a wide experience as a coach, a career which began with the Ajax youth teams until he become assistant to van Basten with Holland from 2004-2008. He also coached FC Twente and Melbourne Heart from Australia.”
While van’t Schip only managed mixed results while at the Heart, he was widely respected within the club for his expertise and influence in guiding the new club through their inception.
One of the most popular teams in Mexico, Chivas have had an awful start to the season having won just four times in 15 games.