Rijsbergen is the new national soccer coach

Dutch soccer trainer Wim Rijsbergen has been named interim coach of Indonesia’s national team, according to Indonesian media.

The former Feyenoord player was a member of the Dutch national squad in the World Cup in 1974 and 1978. He will be putting the Indonesian team through their paces leading up to their two matches later this month against Turkmenistan in the qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup. He is replacing Austrian coach Alfred Riedl.

Rijsbergen has been in charge of Indonesian club PSM Makassar for the last six months. It is not yet known if he will carry on with the club. He has previously worked as a trainer in Chile, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobego.

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