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Robin van Persie lands first head coach role with Heerenveen

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Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has been appointed as manager of Eredivisie side Heerenveen, the Dutch club announced on Friday.

The 40-year-old, who retired from playing in 2019, has signed a two-year contract in his first role as manager of a senior team.

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He has previously spent time working at Feyenoord, the club he began and ended his playing career with, where he took charge of the under-18s side.

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Van Persie is the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands national team and was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2012, one year before he won the Premier League title with Manchester United.

Heerenveen, who are 10th in the Eredivisie, face Sparta Rotterdam in their final match of the season on Sunday.



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