Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt has been named as the new manager of Dutch second division club ADO Den Haag as he takes over the first coaching post

LIVERPOOL legend Dirk Kuyt has been appointed as the new manager of ADO Den Haag.

Kuyt is ready for his first managerial job since ending his celebrated playing career in 2018.

Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt has been announced as the new manager of ADO Den Haag

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Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt has been announced as the new manager of ADO Den HaagPhoto credit: Getty
Dirk Kuyt experienced immense success at Liverpool FC during his playing career

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Dirk Kuyt experienced immense success at Liverpool FC during his playing careerPhoto credit: Mark Robinson – The Sun

The former striker confirmed the news and said he was “very proud” to join Den Haag, who play in the Dutch second division and are keen to get promoted next season.

Kuyt tweeted: β€œI am very proud to announce that I will be the next coach of ADO Den Haag. I’m looking forward to the start!”

Kuyt enjoyed immense success at Liverpool and is considered an Anfield hero.

The former Netherlands international joined the Reds from Feyenoord in 2006.

The 41-year-old spent six years at Merseyside, where he won the League Cup in 2012 and was part of the team that made it to the 2007 Champions League final in Athens.

Kuyt recorded 71 goals and 41 assists in 285 games for Liverpool.

The versatile winger joined Fenerbahce in 2012 before returning to Feyenoord three years later.

The Dutchman recorded a staggering total of 118 goals and 57 assists in 195 games across two stints for the Rotterdam giants.

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He then joined youth club Quick Boys in 2018 and retired soon after.

Kuyt now faces a new chapter as he has moved into management after a brief stint as Feyenoord U19 coach.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5475853/liverpool-dirk-kuyt-ado-den-haag/ Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt has been named as the new manager of Dutch second division club ADO Den Haag as he takes over the first coaching post

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