Edgar Davids refuses to attend away games


Skrill Premier outfit Barnet's player/head coach Edgar Davids has revealed he will be missing more of his side's away days, but has refused to reveal why.

The outspoken 40-year-old Dutchman missed the north London team's away defeat at Halifax, their first loss of the season.

The staff at Halifax were informed that the 74-times capped Dutchman, appointed player/head coach of the Bees last October, would not attend away trips requiring the team to stay overnight.

When queried as to why, the tenacious midfielder replied: "I don’t have to explain anything to anybody. I don’t have to discuss it. There will be matches when I am not there and so be it. This is what I have spoken about with the chairman. That it is."

Assistant coaches Ulrich Landvreugd and Dick Schreuder will manage the team his absence, Davids has confirmed.

“They do the job very well. They have done it before and they can do it all season.”

Davids is no stranger to the media spotlight - Barnet fans will no doubt remember Davids rescuing 36 stranded Bees fans on the motorway in March, though many have now expressed their disappointment in the Dutchman.

One frustrated fan tweeted: "Don't have to explain anything to anyone" - what about the fans that spend their hard-earned cash? They deserve an explanation." 

The ex-Juventus, Ajax and Barcelona midfielder also wears the number one jersey, usually reserved for goalkeepers, much to the dismay of the loyal Bees.

Perhaps the great man has taken inspiration from another 'flying' Dutchman who also shone at a certain club in North London.

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