Former Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax and AC Milan midfielder Edgar Davids joins Barnet

Edgar Davids has been capped 74 times for the Netherlands. Picture: Action Images.

Edgar Davids has been capped 74 times for the Netherlands. Picture: Action Images.

First published in Sport by

Dutch international and Champions League winner Edgar Davids has joined Barnet as joint head coach alongside Mark Robson.

The 39-year-old, who has played for several top European clubs including Juventus, Barcelona, AC Milan and Spurs will work in partnership with Robson but has also expressed a desire to make a return to first team football with the Bees. 

Davids stated he was 'very excited' about signing a deal at Underhill.

"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," he told the Barnet website. 

The Bees are yet to win a game this season but Robson believes Davids' experience will benefit his players.

"I am delighted to welcome Edgar to our club. 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."

Davids began his career in Holland with Ajax. After progressing through the club's youth system he made 106 league appearances before moving to Italy.

After a brief stint with AC Milan, the combative midfielder joined Juventus and claimed the Serie A title on three occasions. 

A loan spell at Spanish giants Barcelona followed in 2004 before short stays at Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. 

He returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 campaign before retiring at the end of that season. He made a comeback with English side Crystal Palace in 2010 but made only seven appearances for the club. 

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree