Frans de Kat

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Frans de Kat is currently in charge of Arsenal’s Under-18 team.

Frans de Kat
Full Name Frans de Kat
Date of Birth 16 March 1965
Place of Birth Assen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Current club Arsenal
Previous club/s ADO Den Haag, Willen II


Playing career

Frans had a brief professional playing career with Heerenveen in his native Netherlands before later finishing his playing days at amateur level.

Managerial career

Since hanging up his boots, de Kat has had coaching roles with ADO Den Haag, Willem II and the Dutch national women's side, as well as the men's Under-15s and Under-16s. In the summer of 2014, he was handed the youth team manager's job at Arsenal following the appointment of fellow Dutchman Andries Jonker as the club's new Academy manager.

Career honours