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Van Persie lands coaching job

Netherlands’ all-time leading goal scorer, Robin Van Persie, is set to step into his first senior coaching role with SC Heerenveen, according to reports from AD. The former Dutch international striker will replace current manager Kees van Wonderen for the upcoming season.

Van Persie has been making strides in his coaching career since 2020, coaching youth teams at Feyenoord and completing crucial parts of his UEFA license, including training at Manchester United’s Carrington facility. Despite Feyenoord’s efforts to keep him within their youth setup, Van Persie has set his sights on senior management.

However, Feyenoord did not consider him for the managerial position, leading Van Persie to seek opportunities elsewhere. Despite this setback, Van Persie’s impressive playing career, which includes successes in the English Premier League and with the Netherlands national team, provides a solid foundation for his coaching endeavors.

SC Heerenveen, currently tenth in the Eredivisie standings, faces challenges ahead, as highlighted by their recent 0-8 defeat to PSV. Van Persie will look to bring his experience and leadership to guide the team through these challenges as he embarks on his managerial journey.

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