Ton Caanen

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Ton Caanen
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Personal information
Full nameTon Caanen
Date of birth (1966-03-18) 18 March 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Geleen, Netherlands
Youth career
Be Quick 1887
Senior career*
Be Quick 1887
VV Sittard
FC Geleen Zuid
Teams managed
1999–2001 FC Geleen Zuid
2001–2003 Roda JC (youth)
2004 Metalurh Donetsk
2005 Beitar Jerusalem
2005–2006 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2006–2007 Stal Alchevsk
2009–2010 Valletta
2010–2011 AEK Larnaca
2012–2013 Enosis Neon Paralimni
2013 Veria
2013–2014 Aris Limassol
2014–2015 De Treffers
2015 Apollon Limassol
2015–2017 Roda JC (technical director)
2018 FK Senica
2018–2019 FK Senica (general manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 21 June 2014

Ton Caanen (born March 18, 1966 in Geleen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football manager.


Managerial career

Aside from a few years in the amateur Dutch leagues, Caanen never played professional football.[ citation needed ] He got his start as a manager in his hometown club FC Geleen Zuid while also working as a salesman for the local Toyota dealership. [ citation needed ]

After two years with FC Geleen Zuid he started to work as the youth manager of Roda JC.

Metalurh Donetsk

In January 2004 he made his way to the Ukrainian Premier League as he signed as manager of Metalurh Donetsk. He left the club at the end of the season.

Beitar Jerusalem

When Arcadi Gaydamak bought the Israeli football club, Beitar Jerusalem, he looked for someone who would be able to give the club a look over and see what changes needed to be made. Caanen was brought in and after a short time was given the reigns of the club after Eli Ohana, stepped down from the manager position. [ citation needed ]

Continuing with the same squad as Ohana had, Kaanen was able to produce good results making him a 'lifeline' to hopes in the club that they would be able to qualify for a continental competition (UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup). When Luis Fernandez was appointed general manager over Caanen, there was a lot of friction over Caanen's qualifications to manage a club looking to become a European power.[ citation needed ] Caanen was soon fired but made a lasting impression on the Israeli public that would later pay dividends.[ citation needed ]

Replacing Nir Klinger

When the Maccabi Tel Aviv boardroom had enough of the poor results on the pitch during the club's 100 year anniversary, it was evident that Israeli manager Nir Klinger was on his way out. Caanen was appointed interim manager. [1] Despite two big money "name" signings the team were a disaster typified by a 40 loss to Second Division Hapoel Akko in the Cup.[ citation needed ]

Maccabi Netanya

On 4 June 2006, Caanen was appointed as the manager of Maccabi Netanya [2] but never managed a single game after being sacked a week later. [3]

FC Stal Alchevsk

Caanen made a quick return to management later that month with a one-year deal to manage Ukrainian Premier League club Stal Alchevsk. [4]


In June 2009 Caanen signed a contract as the coach of the Maltese club Valletta. "The objective in the country is the championship and the connection to get to Europe", said Caanen in Limburg.[ citation needed ] He took Jordi Cruyff with him to the island as an assistant coach and player. [5] The two worked before together at Metalurh Donetsk.[ citation needed ]

AEK Larnaca

In summer of 2010 Jordi Cruyff announced his retirement from professional football and joined AEK Larnaca as Director of Football. He signed Caanen as head coach, and the pair worked to establish the team as a new football powerhouse in Cyprus.


On September 1, 2013 the Greek superleague side Veria F.C. announced that Caanen was appointed as the team coach. [6] After a few weeks he quit.

Aris Limassol F.C.

At the end of October 2013, he signed with Aris Limassol F.C. until the end of the season.

De Treffers

In June 2014, Caanen became manager of Dutch Topklasse side De Treffers.

Managerial stats

Metalurh Donetsk Flag of Ukraine.svg January 1, 2004June 30, 200415753046.67
Beitar Jerusalem Flag of Israel.svg September 17, 2005December 12, 200515915060.00
Maccabi Tel Aviv Flag of Israel.svg December 25, 2005May 30, 200625898032.00
Stal Alchevsk Flag of Ukraine.svg July 14, 2006June 30, 2007294718013.79
Valletta Flag of Malta.svg July 1, 2009May 30, 2010352375065.71
AEK Larnaca Flag of Cyprus.svg July 1, 2010November 11, 201152191518036.54
Paralimni Flag of Cyprus.svg September 27, 2012June 30, 2013297814024.14
Veria Flag of Greece.svg September 2, 2013September 29, 20133003000.00
Aris Limassol Flag of Cyprus.svg October 23, 2013May 30, 20142961013020.69
De Treffers Flag of the Netherlands.svg June 22, 2014April 9, 2015281279042.86
Apollon Limassol Flag of Cyprus.svg April 9, 2015May 24, 20156213033.33
FK Senica Flag of Slovakia.svg February 8, 201812435033.33


As a Manager

Winner (1): 2009–10
Runner-up (1): 2009-10

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  1. "Ton Caanen named coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv". 21 December 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. "Caanen to coach Mac.Netanya". 5 June 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. "Netanya cuts Caanen". 12 June 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. "News Round-up: Okocha and Lehmann on the move". 19 July 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  5. "Cruyff to join Caanen at Valletta". 5 June 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  6. Ο Τον Κάανεν νέος προπονητής της ΒΕΡΟΙΑΣ!. 31 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.