Edgar Davids Signs On For Local Club, Football League Propper-Uppers Barnet

Chris Wright

12th, October 2012


By Chris Wright

First Luis Boa Morte, now this. Never averse to a swerve career move, former Inter, Juventus, Ajax, Barcelona, Milan, Tottenham and Crystal Palace midfielder Edgar Davids has agreed to sign for his local side, the football league’s bottom club, Barnet FC – which is just about the best news you’re going to hear all day!

Davids Tweeted: “Happy to say I will join my local football club Barnet as a player/coach.”

39-year old Davids will take the role of joint head coach at Barnet, forming an ‘equal partnership’ with current coach Mark Robson, though the following statement appeared on the club’s official website yesterday evening:

“Davids has also expressed a serious intent to become a member of the playing squad and is eager to make his debut for the Bee’s in the next couple of weeks.

“He will be joining the staff and be involved with team training on Friday when he will be introduced to the squad.”

Davids himself told BarnetFC.com:

 “I’m happy to explore my possibilities and share my knowledge and experience with Barnet Football Club. I am very excited about the challenge ahead.”

Barnet are yet to win a game this season and sit rock bottom of the football league having harvested just three points from their opening 11 games. No pressure then Edgar!