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Thursday 18 January 2018

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."

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