Dirk Kuyt has walked out of his role in Feyenoord’s academy as the Liverpool cult hero looks to build on his coaching career.
Ex-Feyenoord captain Kuyt had been working for the Dutch side since his retirement as a player in 2018 but insists he now needs to continue his development elsewhere.
The club’s Technical Director, former Chelsea chief Frank Arnesen, would have preferred to keep the former striker at the club, but Kuyt is set on pastures new.
“Everyone knows what Feyenoord means to me and I have been able to gain a lot of experience at the club in recent years,” Kuyt told Feyenoord’s official website.
“I know our paths will cross again one day, but for now I think it is important to continue my path elsewhere. In that I follow my feelings.”
Having been foiled in his attempt to keep Kuyt, Arnesen insists the door remains open.
He said: “As a person and as a trainer, I hold Dirk very high,' he said. 'Dirk has decided to follow his own path and that is his right.
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“We wish him every success in the next step in his career. And who knows, roads may one day converge where they now part.”
Kuyt netted 121 times for Feyenoord and led them to the 2017 Eredivisie title, but is best remembered for his time at Anfield.
He is fondly remembered by the Kop faithful for his tireless work ethic and vital goals – he scored 71 times in 286 games for the Reds.
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