Bob de Klerk will be working as Technical Director for York Region Shooters. Bob will have a major role in the professionalization of the technical policy.
He will be the contact person for several clubs in Europe. His experience, contacts and network in Europe will be an important link for the development of football in Canada.
De Klerk spent 10 years working with the famous Ajax youth system before moving to The Major League Soccer. He worked with Ajax youth teams, including the U19 team alongside Frank de Boer and lead the team to a Championship after de Boer's promotion to the AFC Ajax First team. Most of the youth players are currently playing for the First Team and some of them play in the Italian Serie A, English Premier League. Paris St. Germain and the Spanish Primera Division. He worked with many International Top Players.
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspurs, Torsten Frings German National Team, Danny Koevermans TFC, PSV and Dutch National Team, Doneil Henry Toronto FC, Canadian International, Jao Plata RSL player, Luis Silva DC United, Ashton Morgan Toronto FC, Daley Blind Manchester United, Toby Alderweireld Southampton, Vurnon Anita Newcastle United, Urby Emanualson AS Roma, Gregory Van De Wiel Paris St. Germain, Joel Veltman Ajax, Dutch National Team, Ouasim Bouy Juventus, and many more.
Managers: Frank de Boer Ajax, Louis van Gaal Manchester United, Jurgen Klinsman US National Team, Dennis Bergkamp Ajax, Marco van Basten AZ Alkmaar, Frank Rijkaard.
In addition to his work at Ajax, de Klerk spent time with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa.
De Klerk joined Toronto FC on January 6, 2011 as First Assistant Coach – Technical Director along with former Ajax colleague Aron Winter who became Head Coach/Technical Director.
He won the Canadian Cup in 2011 & 2012 and reached the semi-final in the CONCACAF.
On May 14, 2012 de Klerk had been promoted to Technical Manager of Toronto FC.
From January 2014 Until June De Klerk was Director Youth Development at Dalian Aerbin F.C. of the Chinese Super League.
De Klerk played as a professional soccer player in Europe with Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit and several others. As a Youth player he was scouted by Ajax and spend his Youth development at the Ajax Youth Academy. As a young professional he played in Belgium in the highest division at Zulte Waregem and De Graafschap in the Dutch Eredivise. He was forced into early retirement due to injury.