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Meulensteen in 2011
|Full name||Reinhard Jozef Petrus Meulensteen|
|Date of birth||(1964-03-25) 25 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Beugen, Netherlands|
|1990–1993||NEC Nijmegen (youth)|
|2001–2006||Manchester United Youth|
|2005–2006||Manchester United Reserves|
|2007–2013||Manchester United (first-team coach)|
|2013||Anzhi Makhachkala (assistant)|
|2013||Anzhi Makhachkala (interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Reinhard Jozef Petrus Meulensteen (born 25 March 1964) is a Dutch former footballer and coach who is currently assistant manager of the Australia national soccer team. He spent the early parts of his career working in the Netherlands before taking up managerial roles with the Qatari youth team, as well as clubs Al-Ittihad and Al-Sadd. He then spent 12 years, split either side of a year stint at Brøndby, with Premier League side Manchester United in various non-managerial capacities. Following his departure from the club in 2013, Meulensteen was in charge for short spells at Anzhi Makhachkala, Fulham and Maccabi Haifa.
On 18 January 2007, Meulensteen rejoined Manchester United as technical skills development coach mainly to work with the first team. After the departure in July 2008 of their assistant manager, Carlos Queiroz to Portugal as their national team manager, Meulensteen took over as first team coach, with Mike Phelan being promoted to assistant manager. Both assumed their new roles on 13 August 2008.
During his time as first-team coach, he helped Sir Alex Ferguson secure the Premier League title in 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13; the Community Shield in 2008, 2010, 2011, the League Cup in 2008–09 and 2009–10; the UEFA Champions League in 2007–08 and FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.
On 1 July 2013, Meulensteen signed a contract with FC Anzhi Makhachkala joining Guus Hiddink as an assistant coach. Hiddink left Anzhi after only two games into the 2013–14 Russian Premier League season, allowing Meulensteen to step up to head coach. After 16 days in charge, Meulensteen was sacked and replaced by Gadzhi Gadzhiyev.
Meulensteen returned to England in November 2013 to take up the position of head coach under Martin Jol at Fulham. Less than three weeks later, Jol was sacked by Fulham after five consecutive league defeats, with Meulensteen taking over as manager. His first match as Fulham manager was a 2–1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on 4 December, where Ashkan Dejagah scored the only goal for Meulensteen's side. Fulham won their first match under Meulensteen days later on 8 December, beating Aston Villa 2–0 with goals from Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov. On 14 February 2014, Fulham hired Felix Magath to replace Meulensteen as manager, cancelling Meulensteen's contract four days later.
On 9 August 2016, Meulensteen was presented as head coach by Maccabi Haifa  from Israeli Premier League. His appointment lasted just over six months, and then resigned as head coach on 13 February 2017.
On 14 July 2017, Meulensteen was appointed as head coach of Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters. The club parted ways with Meulensteen after poor start of the season. He resigned as head coach on 2 January 2018.
- As of 7 January 2018
|Al-Ittihad||1 July 1999||30 June 2000||16||5||8||3||31.25|
|Brøndby||1 July 2006||17 January 2007||19||7||5||7||36.84|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||22 July 2013||7 August 2013||2||0||1||1||0.00|
|Fulham||1 December 2013||14 February 2014||17||4||4||9||23.53|
|Maccabi Haifa||9 August 2016||13 February 2017||23||7||8||8||30.43|
|Kerala Blasters||14 July 2017||2 January 2018||7||1||4||2||14.29|
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