Henk van Stee

Henk van Stee

Football coach
Date of Birth: 17.12.1961
Country: Netherlands

  1. Biography of Henk van Stee
  2. Playing Career
  3. Coaching and Executive Career

Biography of Henk van Stee

Playing Career

Henk van Stee is a former Dutch football player and coach, as well as a sports executive. He began his football career as a player for the Sparta Rotterdam football club, where he played his first official game on December 15, 1985. During 1985-1989, he played for Sparta Rotterdam, with the club consistently ranking in the middle of the Dutch league table. He ended his playing career in 1990 with the De Graafschap club, which competed in the second-tier league in the Netherlands.

Coaching and Executive Career

After retiring as a player in 1990, Henk van Stee returned to Sparta Rotterdam, where he worked as part of the coaching staff until 1996. In 1995, he briefly served as the interim head coach for a few months before the appointment of Henk ten Cate. He then worked as an assistant under the new head coach for some time. From 1996 to 1998, he was the head coach of VVV-Venlo, a team in the second-tier league in the Netherlands.

From 1998 to 2000, he worked at the Feyenoord football academy. In 2000, he briefly served as the interim head coach after the resignation of Leo Beenhakker before the arrival of Bert van Marwijk. From 2000 to 2002, he was the head coach of AZ Alkmaar.

In 2002-2003, he was the head coach of Excelsior Rotterdam, a team in the second-tier league in the Netherlands. Excelsior Rotterdam had a partnership with Feyenoord, particularly in the joint development of young players, with Excelsior Rotterdam serving as Feyenoord's farm club. Therefore, Henk van Stee was simultaneously part of Feyenoord's coaching structure. In 2004, he returned to the Feyenoord football academy.

From 2006 to 2008, he led the Shakhtar Donetsk football academy. In 2008-2009, he was the head coach of De Graafschap, the club where he had ended his playing career 20 years earlier. Van Stee took over the team before the 2008/2009 season when the club was on the verge of relegation from the top division. He left the position in February 2009 when the team was in 17th place, but the team still ended up being relegated at the end of the season.

In September 2009, he became the president of Zenit's football academy. In late 2014, Henk van Stee transitioned to the position of director of the reserve development department, where he performed similar functions within the club's structure. In January 2015, he became the sports director, signing a six-month contract which was later extended. This position had been vacant since June 2014 following the departure of Dietmar Beiersdorfer. He was later replaced by Vladimir Kazachyonok, who took over as director of the football academy, and Vladimir Kuzmichev, who became the director of the reserve development department.

In late June 2016, Henk van Stee left his position and departed from the Russian club, where he had worked for almost seven years.