Ger Blok, Dutch football manager, Died at 77

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Ger Blok was born on October 16, 1939,in Amsterdam and died on December 19, 2016.

He was a Dutch football manager.

He had supported Blauw-Wit as a child.

Prior to him becoming a manager, Blok was employed as a teacher in Bilthoven.

When he was 29 years old, he became the manager of amateur side SVM.

During 1971, Ger started managing professional club De Volewijckers.

During 1974, when De Volewijckers merged with FC Amsterdam, Blok found employment with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), managing the Netherlands women’s national football team between 1974 and 1975 and several national youth teams between 1975 and 1985.

With the under-20 team, Blok secured qualification for the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, but Kees Rijvers was chosen to coach the team during the tournament.

During 1987,he became the manager of Honduras.

Later, he reflected that the team had been good enough to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, but this did not come to be.

Blok subsequently returned to the Netherlands, where, in the summer of 1988, he was appointed as manager of newly promoted Eredivisie club RKC Waalwijk.

But, after half a season, Blok was sacked and replaced by Leo van Veen.

Ger Blok then moved to Turkey, working as manager of Mersin İdmanyurdu between January and May 1990 and as the assistant of Guus Hiddink at Fenerbahçe S.K. during the 1990–91 season.

Blok also coached Myanmar, between 1993 and 1996.

Ger Blok passed away at 77 years old.

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