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Davids takes Barnet coaching role

Davids played six games for Crystal Palace in 2010. Photo: Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Barnet have taken on the former Dutch international Edgar Davids as Joint Head Coach. The League Two side announced last night that the 39 year-old will take charge of the team alongside Mark Robson. He also hopes to become a member of the playing squad and aims to make his debut for the Bees in the next few weeks.

Davids used to be one of Europe's top midfielders - he has 74 international caps and has played for big clubs including Barcelona and AC Milan. He has also had spells at Tottenham and Crystal Palace.

I am very excited about the challenge ahead.

– Edgar Davids

In a statement on the club's website, Davids said: "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."

Barnet's Director of Football Paul Fairclough said: "The capture of Davids is a statement of intent by our club to improve results and lay further foundations for the future. Edgar is a world renowned footballer and will be a great example to all our young players."

Barnet certainly need some inspiration. They are currently bottom of the Football League with just three points and no wins from their first eleven games.