Holland star Edgar Davids joins lowly Barnet in player-coach role
FORMER Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder Edgar Davids has taken up a coaching role with the Football League's bottom club, Barnet.
The 39-year-old, who has been out of football since a brief playing stint with Crystal Palace in 2010, has been named joint head coach of the npower League Two team alongside incumbent Mark Robson.
Davids told the club's website: "I'm happy to explore my possibilities and share my knowledge and experience with Barnet Football Club. I am very excited about the challenge ahead."
Davids first announced the news on Twitter, where he also stated his intention be part of the playing squad at Underhill.
He said: "Happy to say I will join my local football club Barnet fc as a player/coach."
A statement on Barnet's website said he would be involved in training later today and could make his debut within a fortnight.
Robson was relishing his partnership with Davids, who played 74 times for Holland.
"I am delighted to welcome Edgar to our club," said Robson. "His experience as a player throughout his illustrious career will be a massive benefit to all our players and I look forward to forming a strong partnership with him."