It's looking like the Philadelphia Union are adding a new face to the coaching staff. After the departure of Mike Sorber to LAFC during the offseason, reports are coming out of the Netherlands that the Union have added Dick Schreuder as an assistant coach. Schreuder will leave his post as head coach of VV Katwijk in the Dutch third division to join the team.
Schreuder had 1.5 years remaining on his contract in the Netherlands but seems to be foregoing that to come to Philadelphia. While it is not known what the contract terms would be with the Union, Schreuder must see an opportunity with the team to leave his post. Schreuder has coached at a number of teams including Barnet and SDV Barneveld to go along with an extensive playing career.
Dutch Invasion for @philaunion. Manager @dickschreuder departs @vvkatwijk in Dutch Tweede Divisie to join @philaunion as Assistant Coach. He has played for PSV, Sparta Rotterdam, Groningen, RKC Waalwijk, Stoke, Helmond & Go Ahead Eagles. Managed Barnet & SDV Barneveld. https://t.co/1AQmoqpGbm— Union Rumors (@UnionRumors) January 30, 2018
Schreuder is a fan of running Earnie Stewart's preferred 4-3-3 formation which will lead to speculation if Jim Curtin doesn't start off the season on the right foot. Curtin was on thin ice at multiple points of last season and bringing in an assistant with head coaching experience would complete the cannibalistic cycle of assistants taking over for Philadelphia Union outgoing head coaches.
Hopefully, it doesn't come to that and Schreuder turns out just to be a guy with experience in the global game to help the platers and Curtin reach their full potential. Could this mean that the Philadelphia Union are seaching for a Dutch number 10? Only time will tell, but for now, it seems like Schreuder will be joining the staff in Florida very soon.