Thursday, April 12, 2012

Liverpool Attacker To Be Offered Coaching Role

With Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt's future shrouded in uncertainty, his former club Feyenoord is hoping to entice him back to Holland with the offer of a player/coach role.

The 31 year-old Dutch international left Feyenoord to join Liverpool in the summer of 2006, after enjoying three seasons at the club.

However, following reports that he could leave Liverpool for around £1 million, the Daily Mail claim that his former side is willing to supplement their salary offer of £1 million per year with a coaching role under Ronald Koeman.

Despite being a regular under former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, Kuyt has struggled to nail down a first team place under Kenny Dalglish, who has opted for more natural width, rather than Kuyt's industry.

Feyenoord are rumoured to be facing competition from Italian side Fiorentina, who it is understood are prepared to offer Kuyt a more lucrative contract.

The Dutch giants are hoping that the player's desire to return to his homeland will prove decisive, as will their offer to help him develop his coaching skills.

Feyenoord boss Koeman recently spoken of his interest in bringing Kuyt back to Holland. “I’m only focusing on the rest of the season. But of course its common sense that Kuyt would always be welcome here. He would add value to this team,” he said.

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