Robert Baan has had the honor of working with some of the top clubs in the world (Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, Roda JC, Al-Jazzera, ADO Den Haag, FC Twenty, etc.) As a Technical Director, he gained respect in the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and India.
He worked for Dutch clubs such as ADO, FC Den Haag, FC VVV, Roda JC, FC Twente, PSV, Cambuur, Excelsior, and Sparta. He was technical director of Feyenoord for six seasons, partly responsible for winning the UEFA Cup 2002. He was also assistant coach of the Dutch national team, structured the football organizations in Australia and India, and was active with Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates.
Through his friendship with Alan Maher, Coach Baan has been a silent contributor to FUNdamental SOCCER since the 1980s.