PEC Zwolle is the new assistant to head coach Dick Schroeder. The 34-year-old coach and former player of the club comes from FC Volendam, where he was in charge of Jong FC Volendam. Platt signs a one-and-a-half year contract with Zwolle with an option for another season.
Platt made his professional football debut with FC Volendam in 2007 as a professional footballer, having played in the Ajax Youth Academy for a number of seasons. After that, Platt played a season for FC Zwolle, in which he played 24 matches and scored two goals. He continued playing with FC Dordrecht, FC US, Telstar, German Hansa Rostock, Roda GC and finally with Katvik before injury put an end to his football career.
Platt then chose the coaching career and between 2016 and 2018 he was an assistant to Katwijk formation Dick Schroeder. After Schroeder’s departure to the United States, Platt temporarily stood in front of the group as temporary coach. Since the 2019-2020 season, Platt has been the head coach of Jong FC Volendam.
“In recent years, after my football career, I consciously chose to enter the coaching profession,” Platt explains. “I have been able to learn a lot from other coaches, including Dick. I have been able to develop myself in Katwijk, RKAV Volendam and FC Volendam. Now I have the opportunity to improve myself and the club in a different environment. PEC Zwolle has a clear vision for football, and like FC Volendam She attaches great importance to her youth academy. This suits me well, I want to be a bridge between the first team and the youth and I also want to make the players better on an individual level. With my new teammates I will do everything I can this season to keep the club in the Eredivisie,” he said. Schroeder’s new right-hand man.
“Johan is a talented coach with tremendous strength and ambition,” says coach Mike Willems. “You hear it in both Katwick and Volendam. With Johann’s arrival, Dick now has a staff that complements each other in terms of characters and each has their own expertise.”
BEC’s coaching staff also consists of Henry van der Wigt, Leroy Echtild and Diederik Boyer.
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