Jos van Dijk is replacing long-serving fitness coach Tony Strudwick
Ian Ladyman from daily mail reported that Tony Strudwick has been less visible at Old Trafford. Tony was in charge of things on the club’s pre-season tour of America and was regularly seen working with Wayne Rooney and the rest of the first team on the trip.
Sources at Old Trafford confirmed last night that things had changed earlier in the season. Tony Strudwijk had been in Manchester United technical team since 2007.
Jos van Dijk is now responsible for coordinating medical and sports science in Old Trafford. This job make him responsible to monitor and analyze each of the players fitness based on training and statistical data. Thus the data will be reported to the manager in order to make decisions on individuals training and starting line-ups.
Jos van Dijk and Louis van Gaal had been working together since they met in AZ Alkmaar. Van Gaal – in common with many managers – merely wished to work with his own man.
After goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek and fitness coach Jos van Dijk, van Gaal is targeting his co-workers at Netherland national team work with him at Manchester United. They namely Patrick Kluivert, Danny Blind, and Marx Reekers.
Jos van Dijk born on March 22nd, 1957 in Amsterdam Netherland. He had worked with Louis van Gaal in three European clubs namely Az Alkmaar, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United. He also worked with van Gaal in Netherlands national team in the last world cup 2014.