Boudewijn Zenden comments on possibility of taking up coaching role at Liverpool

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Zenden has been linked with a move back to Liverpool - as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant.

Liverpool have had something of a backroom shake-up in the last few days, and Zenden has been linked with returning to Anfield as a coach, and he has admitted to SoccerNews that all options are open ahead of the new season.

The former Dutch international spent two years on Merseyside during his playing career, making 46 appearances after spells in England with Chelsea and Middlesbrough.

He retired from playing in 2011, becoming assistant manager at Chelsea when Rafa Benitez was named interim boss, leaving in 2013 to be named assistant coach for PSV’s reserve side Jong PSV.

Following Colin Pascoe’s departure from his assistant managerial role at Anfield, Zenden was linked with taking the job by Sky Sports. He is respected at Liverpool, and has proven his coaching credentials over the past few years, whilst also holding links with some of the best Dutch youth academies.

He would be an interesting appointment, but certainly a progressive one, and he has told SoccerNews that he is open to every possibility this summer.

The Dutchman said: “I keep all options open for the new season. I always enjoyed my time in the Premier League.”

Whilst non-committal on his future, Zenden has not written any potential move off, and he would be sure to consider a switch if approached by the Reds management this summer.

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