Friday afternoon, Van Persie is back on the field of training complex 1908 for the first time. The former attacker emphasizes that it is not an official position. “I don’t see myself as a striker coach. But it’s a win-win situation. I’m going to find out here if I like this and I help the staff a little with this,” he says on the Feyenoord website.
The request to help came directly from Dick Advocaat, with whom Van Persie worked at Fenerbahce, among others. “And I can’t say no to Dick,” says Van Persie.