Robin van Persie will help his academy star son Shaqueel, 14, next season coach former Manchester United and Arsenal ace to take on a new role in Feyenoord’s U-16s.
- Robin van Persie would reportedly become a coach for Feyenoord’s U-16 team
- The legendary former frontman may well help train his young son
- Prodigy Shaqueel, 14, is currently in the club’s U-15s, but scores high
- Due to his obvious talent, he will likely be promoted to the group that will coach Van Persie
Robin van Persie is on hand to help coach his child prodigy Shaqueel next season as part of a new role on Feyenoord’s U-16 team, according to reports.
The legendary former Arsenal and Manchester United ace Van Persie took on his first coaching role last May, a year after his retirement, as assistant under Dick Advocaat at the Eredivisie kit.
Now it seems that the 37-year-old is making a switch to youth football and, as claimed by Algemeen Dagblad, his letter will help him blossom his sparkler on his path to senior action.
Robin van Persie will help his son Shaqueel in his new role with the U-16s of Feyenoord
Van Persie is photographed next to Shaqueel, 14, during a friendly match for Feyenoord in August
Shaqueel, 14, is currently on the U-15 team at Feyenoord, but is widely regarded as one of the greatest talents in the academy.
That is the view of the aspiring striker, it is likely that he will be promoted to the next age group, which will be partly led by his father.
The two share a close relationship and have seen their skills practice and improve in previous heartwarming clips.
Last year, during the height of the coronavirus crisis, Van Persie and Shaqueel kept themselves active by participating in exercises.
Shaqueel currently plays for Feyenoord’s U-15s, but is tipped to take it a step further soon
Shaqueel’s impressive talent was shown in a footwork exercise next to his dad last year
A video posted on Instagram by the great Dutchman Van Persie showed them at home on an all-weather field. They then showed impressive footwork.
Shaqueel’s impressive talent was on display and Van Persie Jr. was able to last most of the session.
The youngster tends to follow in Van Persie’s footsteps on his journey through Europe.
He was part of the Fenerbache academy from 2015 and spent time in Manchester City before that.
Van Persie, 37, started his career at Feyenoord and returned in 2018 before retiring
Van Persie’s first coaching role has seen him help train the Feyenoord forwards this season (above)
The teamwork of father and son seems to be expanding into an official capacity, now that former Feyenoord talisman Van Persie gains more experience in coaching.
The Netherlands’ all-time top scorer has from time to time helped train the club’s forwards in his first foray to the other side of the sport.
However, Van Persie was initially hesitant to call it an ‘official’ performance in an interview confirming his appointment.
He will reportedly work under Brian Pinas from the start of the next campaign.