Former Celtic And Feyenoord Coach Wim Jansen Death – Obituary
Wim Jansen, aged 75, a legend of Feyenoord and Dutch football, who in his lifetime won 65 caps for the Netherlands and played for the Dutch teams that reached the finals of the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, has reportedly passed away after he was diagnosed with with dementia in October 2021.
The Former Feyenoord manager, was a professional football player and manager, as he had made over 500 appearances for the club, prior to his service as a youth player, technical director, coaching advisor to the Feyenoord Academy, and as an assistant and head coach.
Jansen was the Ex- Celtic Coach and manager who had led the club to the title in his only season in charge back then 1998, and the club sent good wishes to him when they learnt he was suffering from dementia, in the month of October the previous year. Not only Feyenoord and Celtic are mourning his sudden exit, the football community is also mourning the loss of Jansen.
A statement from his former club Feyenoord read ”With the death of Wim Jansen, Feyenoord is losing a special person and someone who has been associated with the club all his life”. The hero play a vital role in the signing of Henrik Larsson to Rai from Feyenoord. He was a great and sensational football mogul and he will be greatly missed by the football body most especially the Dutch football clubs he had coached.
We extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family he left behind, the entirety of Feyenoord and Dutch football, not forgetting the Celtic football club, we ask that God grants them the fortitude to bear the sad loss. May his soul rest peacefully.