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    Co Adriaanse

    Calderwood is a good shout, looking at oddschecker and the names being linked is depressing!
  2. No Chance of Milan putting his hand in his pocket for this guy and we will end up with some clown (Pearce/Appleton) but would rather see us invest in a proven quality manager such as Co. Honours 1986: Promoted to the Eredivisie with PEC Zwolle; 1989: Promoted to the Eredivisie with FC Den Haag; 2004: Winner of the Rinus Michels Award (for best Dutch coach of the year) with AZ; 2006: Winner of the Portuguese Liga with Porto; 2006: Winner of the Portuguese Cup with Porto; 2006: Manager of the year in Portugal with Porto. 2009: Winner of the Austrian Football Bundesliga with Red Bull Salzburg. 2011: Winner of the Johan Cruijff Shield with FC Twente. Adriaanse gained a lot of fame in the Netherlands after qualifying for the Champions League with the average Dutch club Willem II. It was even more impressive, because Willem II often played attacking football, a style Adriaanse has adopted throughout his managerial career. His game approach is in many ways similar to that of Louis van Gaal, who eventually succeeded him at AZ. TrainingAdriaanse is famous for his controversial training approach. At Willem II, he once ordered his whole squad to follow him by car, while they drove 13 km away from their training ground. At a remote spot, all players had to give their car keys to Adriaanse. Then he drove back to town, while the squad had to run in front of his car. Back at the training ground, the players got their car keys back. However, since their cars were still parked far from the training ground, they all had to walk back another 13 km.[6] At AZ Alkmaar he once ordered the whole squad to search for Easter eggs during a training session. They looked for an hour until Co Adriaanse finally revealed there were no eggs hidden.[7] Adriaanse already had these strange training methods at the start of his career, because when he was a youth trainer at Ajax, he sometimes ordered his players to lie on the ground. Then a teammate (with football boots on) would run over the bodies.[8] Because of all these infamous incidents, Adriaanse is sometimes nicknamed "Psycho Co".