Updated: 12/10/2012 17:02 | By pa.press.net

Holland legend joins Barnet

Edgar Davids has joined the coaching staff at Barnet

Edgar Davids has joined the coaching staff at Barnet

Former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder Edgar Davids has taken up a coaching role with 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 the Football League's bottom club.

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 on Friday 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."

Barnet have struggled under Robson. They sit at the foot of the League Two table, with no wins and just three points from their 11 games this season.

Robson was placed in charge of Barnet back in June, taking over from Martin Allen, whose short-term contract expired after the Bees stayed up on the last day of last season.

12/10/2012 11:12
I always liked Edgar as a player. Let's see how he fits in to this role.
12/10/2012 12:40
Big Edgar Davies. Those sports goggles are iconic!
12/10/2012 12:57

A brilliant player and with my favourite foreign team Juventus.


12/10/2012 21:07
i think all top footballers who retire shoulld follow in edgar davids footsteps,,who would ever put edgar davids and barnet fc in the same sentence??hope it raises more gate sales which these lower league teams need,,,and the good thing is you know hes not there for a last big payday,,,,goodluck to him and barnet fc
Barca Legend ! if he does play i will travel to watch him, i`m sure he will inspire the Barnet players.
12/10/2012 11:57
Was a great player ... lock the daughters up though.
12/10/2012 10:42
clearly the team are no good,no matter who they bring in
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