Davids down but not out with Barnet
Dutch football legend Edgar Davids insists that footballing life will go on despite his latest professional setback.
April 29th, 2013
The Barnet player-manager has stated he intends to carry on with the Bees despite their relegation from League Two at the weekend. They’ll begin next season in the Blue Square Premier but the 40-year old revealed to BBC local news that he’ll be looking to discuss his future with the chairman in the hopes that he can stay on.
“I definitely want to be at Barnet. It is sad because League Two was a fun league to play in…I had a great time and it is sad it had to end this way.”
After a two-year absence from the game following his pay-as-you-play departure from Crystal Palace in 2010, Davids joined up with his local side in October as a player and joint head coach with Mark Robson. A “clarification” of his role two months later gave him sole managerial charge of the side, which he has boosted with 28 appearances – and a goal against Southend in February.
With six league titles and one each of Europe’s top club prizes, Davids’ footballing prowess has endeared him to the international elite and local club fans alike, as has his love of the game continued to establish his talents. We can only hope to continue to see that trademark haircut in the game for a long time to come despite his side’s relegation from the Football League.