Olhanense, of the Championship of Portugal, third level of Portuguese football, surprised the football world today by announcing Edgar Davids, 47 years old former Dutch international, as a new coach.
“Edgar Davids is the new coach of Sporting Clube Olhanense”, reads a short ‘post’ on the Facebook page of the Algarve club, which last week announced the termination of the contract of the former coach, José Carvalho Araújo.
The coach, on the official Instagram, spoke of Olhanense, currently ranked fourth in the Serie H of the Portuguese Championship, as his “next chapter”, having already guided the first training session at the end of Monday morning.
The 47-year-old Dutch coach, international 74 times for the Netherlands, stood out for Ajax, but also represented the Italians from AC Milan, Juventus and Inter, the Spaniards from Barcelona and the English from Tottenham and Crystal Palace.
With his boots already "hanging", he returned to active duty at Barnet, of the English fourth division, in 2012, and then accumulated with the position of coach, in an experiment completed two years later.
Meanwhile, he was an assistant to Twente and, already this season, Telstar, who is active in the second division of the Netherlands.
The technical team of Edgar Davids will be composed by Hugo Faria, who represented Olhanense as a player and in the last seasons he was assistant to Bournemouth, the English Premier League, Jorge Viegas, Vicente Turé and Miguel Vicente.