Orlando Trustfull was named Atlanta United’s Assistant Coach on Jan. 14, 2019. He has worked alongside manager Frank de Boer at Ajax (2015-16), Inter Milan (2016) and Crystal Palace (2017). Trustfull brings over a decade of playing experience and made the transition to coaching in 2011.
After playing in the world-renowned Ajax academy as a youth player, Trustfull made his professional debut in the Eerste Divisie in 1989-90 with HFC Haarlem. After playing over 60 matches in the Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands, Trustfull transferred to Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1992. He became a regular starter in the Eredivisie and finished his Feyenoord career with 78 appearances and 13 goals. During his tenure with Feyenoord, Trustfull earned his only two caps for the Netherlands, playing in two Euro 96 qualifiers against Belarus and Malta, respectively.
In 1996-97, Trustfull made the switch to the English Premier League where he played with Sheffield Wednesday. After scoring three goals in 19 appearances, the midfielder returned to his native country to play for Vitesse Arnhem. Injuries cut his playing career short and Trustfull retired as a player following the 2000-01 season.
His coaching career began in the Ajax academy where he coached the B1 team (U17) from 2011-13. He then was elevated to coach the A1 (U19) age group with Ajax from 2013-14. Following his stint at Ajax, Trustfull coached for the Netherlands national team program, becoming an assistant manager for the U19 national team in 2014-15. A year later, Trustfull was an assistant manager for the U17 national team group before Frank de Boer brought him back to Ajax as an assistant manager in 2015-16.