Feyenoord have welcomed club legend Dirk Kuyt back to the training ground as a member of their coaching staff. The club confirmed the news on social media, and the timing is terrific as Feyenoord could be crowned Eredivisie Champions this weekend.
Dirk Kuyt made 196 appearances over two spells at Feyenoord during his playing days. He scored 119 goals and provided 57 assists over his five years at the club. In 2006 Kuyt joined Liverpool, where he played for six seasons. The Dutchman played 104 times for the Netherlands national team, making him the sixth most capped player.
Last June, Kuyt picked up his first senior management role as head coach of Eerste Divisie side ADO Den Haag. Things didn’t quite go to plan. He was sacked less than six months later with Den Haag sitting 17th after 16 matches. Now, at 42 years old, Kuyt has returned to his old stomping ground to assist Arne Slot ahead of this weekend’s crucial clash.
This Sunday Feyenoord Rotterdam will travel approximately four miles to take on their neighbours, Excelsior Rotterdam. If they come out on top, they could be crowned Eredivisie champions this weekend. However, they will need a helping hand from their other neighbours, Sparta Rotterdam, who take on PSV this Saturday. If Sparta manage to win or draw against second place PSV, Feyenoord would be crowned champions this weekend with a win over Excelsior.