Oosting succeeds Jans as FC Twente coach after this season
Joseph Oosting will be the new coach of FC Twente starting next season. The current coach of RKC Waalwijk reached an agreement with the club from Enschede until mid-2025 with an option for an additional season.
“I am enormously proud to be FC Twente’s coach next season. I come from the northeastern Netherlands and there FC Twente is also a household name, a big club with an enormous fan base. The matches in De Grolsch Veste are always fantastic,” Oosting commented on his appointment.
The 51-year-old Oosting will succeed incumbent coach Ron Jans in Enschede, who announced in February that he was quitting after three seasons to spend more time with his family and friends.
Last Sunday after Feyenoord-RKC, Joseph Oosting already told us that he had spoken with FC Twente:
RKC coach Oosting spoke with Twente: ‘Not neat to talk about that now’
Oosting wore the jersey of BV Veendam and FC Emmen during his playing career. He began his coaching career as a youth coach and assistant at FC Emmen and went to work in Vitesse’s youth training program in 2014.
After an intermediate step with the amateurs of HHC Hardenberg, the Drent was trainer of Jong Vitesse from 2017 to 2020. In 2019, Oosting was interim coach at Vitesse for several matches and then remained involved with the first team as assistant coach.
Since the summer of 2021, Oosting has been head coach of RKC Waalwijk.
First feat Bruggink
Oosting’s appointment is also the first feat of new technical director Arnold Bruggink, who has been with FC Twente since early March.
Bruggink, together with outgoing technical director Jan Streuer, conducted the talks with Oosting.