Dutchman Dirk Kuyt has bagged his first senior managerial role after he was named the ADO Den Haag manager this week. His managerial appointment was confirmed by the Dutch club on Thursday. Dirk Kuyt takes up his maiden senior managerial job four years after he retired from football at boyhood team Quick Boys. He went to Quick Boys shortly after helping Feyenoord win the Dutch Eredivisie title in 2017.
ADO Den Haag have previously been in the Dutch Eredivisie. At the moment, they are in the Dutch EersteDivisie which is the second tier of club football in the Netherlands.

41-year-old Dirk Kuyt is a greenhorn in the coaching world as he has ever handled one coaching role. His previous coaching experience was with the u19s at Feyenoord. Kuyt is the sixth most capped Dutch player ever with 104 caps and his experience would come in handy at his new club. Also, he gained recognition at Liverpool where he played almost 300 games in any of the attacking positions. He played as a winger and as a striker during his time on Merseyside. Apart from England, he also had successful spells in Turkey and the Netherlands. He had a very good scoring record for Feyenoord with 121 goals in 199 games.

ADO Den Haag are seen as rivals of Feyenoord and Ajax Amsterdam as the three biggest teams from each of the three biggest cities in the Netherlands. ADO Den Haag (The Hague), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) and Ajax Amsterdam (Amsterdam). ADO Den Haag have two league titles in the Dutch top flight, but they came during the second world war.
DirkKuyt is excited about the ADO Den Haag managerial job and can't wait to get started. He posted about his excitement on Twitter while announcing the new appointment. His immediate target would be to get his new team into the Dutch top flight.