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Robin van Persie Appointed Head Coach of Heerenveen

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  • Since retiring as a player in 2019, Van Persie has served as an assistant coach at Feyenoord and managed the club’s under-18 and under-19 teams.
  • It's a fantastic challenge to contribute to the club’s sporting ambitions and growth as head coach.

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been appointed as the head coach of Dutch top-flight side Heerenveen.

The Netherlands’ all-time leading men’s goalscorer, 40, has signed a two-year contract and will begin his first managerial role this summer.

Since retiring as a player in 2019, Van Persie has served as an assistant coach at Feyenoord and managed the club’s under-18 and under-19 teams.

“I want to continue my development, and the role of head coach aligns perfectly with that ambition,” said Van Persie, who was part of Manchester United’s Premier League-winning team in 2013.

“Heerenveen is a great club with a rich history and dedicated supporters. It’s a fantastic challenge to contribute to the club’s sporting ambitions and growth as head coach.”

Current Heerenveen manager Kees van Wonderen announced in March that he would step down at the end of his contract.

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