Former Arsenal and Manchester United star Robin van Persie set to get first managerial job

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Former Arsenal and Manchester United star Robin van Persie set to get first managerial job


Robin van Persie is reportedly close to landing his first managerial job at Heerenveen..

The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker currently works at former club Feyeenoord, where he is head coach of their academy.

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Feyenoord youth team boss Van Persie could become Heerenveen’s next managerCredit: Getty

But according to the Dutch newspaper AD, Heerenveen, tenth in the Eredivisie, would be on the verge of reaching an agreement with the 40-year-old player.

Heerenveen is looking to replace Kees van Wonderen, with Van Persie impressing club chiefs in his interview.

Should Van Persie leave De Kuip it would prove to be a major blow for Feyenoord as talkSPORT understands boss Arne Slot is a contender to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

It has been claimed that Feyenoord are hoping the Netherlands national team’s all-time top scorer will take the step to become head coach of the under-21 side next season.

Van Persie is currently in charge of the U18s, while also overseeing the UEFA Youth League U19 team.

And the 2013 Premier League winner, who reportedly rejected Feyenoord’s offer of a new role, wants to take one of his assistants with him to the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

Should the 2005 FA Cup champion join Heerenveen, he would be reunited with club director Ferry de Haan.

The pair played together at Feyenoord, where they were involved in the 2002 UEFA Cup final victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Premier League legend Van Persie looks set for first managerial job

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Premier League legend Van Persie looks set for first managerial jobCredit: Getty

Van Persie, who scored 132 and 58 goals for Arsenal and United respectively, could have been part of Erik ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford.

Following his compatriot’s arrival at the Théâtre des Rêves in 2022, he was linked with a return to the Red Devils, but gave up the opportunity.

Former Liverpool winger Dirk Kuyt admits he never forgave his ‘best friend’ Robin van Persie after joining Manchester United

Explaining his reasons for rejecting United, he said: “My son and my daughter are important at the moment.

“In London, when I played at Arsenal, we moved five times. We also lived in Manchester and Istanbul.

“In total, we were away for almost fourteen years. Then we thought: “What is good for children now?” » and I felt that a little stability would be nice.

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