Pim Verbeek, former Australia and S'Korea coach, dies after battle with cancer

Pim Verbeek, former Australia and S'Korea coach, dies after battle with cancer

- Pim Verbeek who last coached Oman national team has died of cancer

- The Dutchman battled against the disease for some years before he passed away

- Verbeek led the Australian national team to the 2010 World Cup

Former South Korea and Australia coach Pim Verbeek has lost the fight against cancer and his death has been reported at the age of 63.

In 2005, Pim Verbeek was appointed as the coach of the South Korean Under 23 team by the SKFA, and worked his way up to first-team manager in 2006.

The Dutchman was also in charge of the South Korean team who finished third position at the 2007 Asian game.

Pim Verbeek also led Australia national team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and he remains the manager to win a World Cup game for the Socceroos.

They were even on the verge of reaching the knockout stages at the 2010 World Cup, but Australia missed out on goal difference.

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His last role was as manager of the Oman national team which Pim Verbeek held from 2016 until February this year.

Tributes have however poured in from around the world from people who were shocked with Pim Verbeek's demise.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how English League One side Sunderland announced the death of their legend Martin Harvey who passed away at the age of 78 after brief illness.

Sunderland took to their official social media page to announce the death of Martin who retired early after a serious back injury cut his career short during the 1971/72 season aged just 30.

In the space of 13 years during his active playing days, Martin Harvey played more than 300 games for Sunderland before he hanged his boots.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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