Former Bees player-head coach, Edgar Davids, could return to playing with Greenwich Borough next season

Edgar Davids made just nine appearances for the Bees last term. Picture: Action Images

Edgar Davids made just nine appearances for the Bees last term. Picture: Action Images

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Former Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids could be set to come out of retirement to join Greenwich Borough ahead of the new season.

The 41-year-old resigned from his post as head coach on January 18 with the Bees having lost two of their last seven.

However the former Netherlands midfielder, who lists Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, Milan and Internazionale among his former employers, could be set for a return to the game with the Southern Counties East side.

Greenwich Borough finished ninth in the Southern Counties East Premier Division last term, which is four steps below the Conference Premier.

A statement on the club's website read: "Perry Skinner, the club's chairman, is in advanced talks with Edgar Davids, the former Dutch international.

"Davids is currently in Brazil commentating on the World Cup.

"The two parties are discussing a playing and ambassador role that would see Davids playing for Borough in the Southern Counties East League.

"This partnership could also see club involvement in promoting Edgar Davids' Street Soccer schools, an initiative that he has introduced in the Netherlands and that Edgar is looking to expand further."

Davids had said he would stop playing after being sent of against Salisbury City at the end of December last year - his third red card in nine appearances for the Bees last term.

In total, Davids made 38 league and cup appearances, scoring once, after joining as player-assistant head coach in October 2012.

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