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Dennis Johannes van Wijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛ.nɪs joː.ˈɦɑ.nəs vɐn ˈʋɛi̯k]) (born 16 December 1962 in Oostzaan, North Holland) is a Dutch football coach and former football player. He is the current coach of OH Leuven in the Belgian First Division B.
Van Wijk was a left-back who began his career in the youth system of Ajax Amsterdam. He was unable to break into the first team and joined Norwich City F.C. in 1982. He spent four years at Carrow Road and was a member of the Norwich teams that won the English League Cup in 1985 and the Second Division Championship in 1986. In that 1985 final, Van Wijk conceded a penalty kick when he handled in the area. To the relief of Van Wijk and Norwich, Clive Walker of Sunderland missed the penalty and Norwich won 1–0.
After leaving Norwich, Van Wijk played for a series of teams until 1995. He won the Belgian League championship and Belgian Supercup with Club Brugge . After having managed several Belgium teams since 1995, he became manager of Willem II Tilburg in the Netherlands in 2006. On 4 November 2007, he left the club due to bad performances of the team. Van Wijk is the son of former professional footballer Hassie van Wijk.Close