Dirk Kuyt (43) is Beerschot's new headcoach. He signed a contract until the end of this season.

"I am over the moon that I agreed terms with Beershot, a club with such a rich history in Belgian football", Kuyt said after putting pen to paper. This is a perfect next step in my coaching career. I can't wait to start with a lot of energy. As a coach I choose for attacking football with high intensity. I am eager for success. I was like that as a player and haven't changed my phylosophy since I started as a coach."

Technical manager Gyorgy Csepregi is proud Dirk Kuyt is Beerschot's new coach. "Ever since we started negotiations it clicked immediately", he says. "We were looking for a young and modern coach with a lot of drive... and Dirk ticked all the boxes."

"Everybody remembers Dirk Kuyt as a player and a Dutch interntional and through my network I heard nothing but praise and positive words about his work ethics. During our talks he showed his knowledge and that he is well prepared to take over at Beerschot. He is also a good communicator and stands with attacking and modern football... which was an absolute must for us.".

"Signing Dirk Kuyt proves we always want to improve", CEO Frédéric Van den Steen adds. "We were able to convince him with our plans and vision and are proud he agreed to lead our project from now on."

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