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Albert Stuivenberg to leave Cymru post

Albert Stuivenberg (Pic by John Smith/FAW)

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed that Albert Stuivenberg has left his position as the Assistant Coach to the Cymru Men’s National team. He will now concentrate full time on his coaching responsibilities at Arsenal.

The Dutchman joined the Cymru coaching set up in 2017 after being appointed by Ryan Giggs. They had previously worked together at Manchester United.

Stuivenberg was part of the coaching team that won the UEFA Nations League group and qualified for UEFA EURO 2020. Cymru reached the Round of 16 at the tournament.

“It has been an honour to be part of the coaching set up with Wales,” said Stuivenberg. “It has been an exciting period in the history of the game and I have learnt a lot both on and off the field. I thank all the players for the hard work and the incredible, passionate supporters.”

Kieran O’Connor, FAW President, paid tribute to Stuivenberg: “The FAW wishes Albert the very best of luck at Arsenal and are grateful for the commitment and hard work that he’s put into the National Team over the past four years.”