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Robin Van Persie steps into management

Robin van Persie, the former Arsenal and Manchester United footballer, has been named the new head coach of Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen. The 40-year-old has signed a two-year contract, to mark his debut in management with a senior team. Van Persie is highly regarded in the football industry and is seen as a potential future top head coach.

His appointment is a significant step into senior management. Up until now, he has gained experience coaching the youth and junior teams of his hometown club, Feyenoord. Heerenveen has scheduled the official presentation for Tuesday, May 21, with the club currently occupying 10th place in Eredivisie with one game remaining.

During his illustrious playing career, Van Persie achieved numerous accolades. He won the Premier League title with Manchester United and the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord in 2002. On a personal level, he was named Player of the Year in England in consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, and finished as the top goal scorer in the Premier League in those same years. Additionally, Van Persie holds the record as the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands national team with 50 goals.