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Dick Advocaat

Dick Advocaat
Coaching Russia in 2011
Personal information
Full nameDirk Nicolaas Advocaat
Date of birth27 September 1947(age 69)
Place of birthThe Hague, Netherlands
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubRussia (Manager)

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Dirk Nicolaas "Dick" Advocaat (-nlˈdɪk ɑtfoˑˈkaˑt; born 27 September 1947 in The Hague) is a Dutch football manager and former player currently the manager of the Russia national football team.

He has been moderately successful as a football player and as a coach, which included two stints with the Dutch national football team. He has coached a number of clubs in the Netherlands and abroad (including the Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, with whom he won the 2008 UEFA Cup Final), as well as the national teams of a number of other countries, including South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Belgium. His nickname is "The Little General", a reference to his mentor Rinus Michels' sobriquet "The General."

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