Machiavelli Award 2010 for Bert van Marwijk

Bert van Marwijk has received the Machiavelli Award 2010 for his outstanding communicative qualities as coach of the Dutch football team. “Against the background of the divisions in the Netherlands, it is highly remarkable that football coach Bert van Marwijk has succeeded in creating, monitoring and preserving unity. Unity, not only in the Dutch team, but among the Dutch population as a whole”, according to the jury report.