From Barnet to Juventus for Davids?

Having quit Conference Premier outfit Barnet, Edgar Davids' next role could be in a back room capacity with Serie A giants Juventus.

Edgar Davids' bizarre reign as Barnet player-manager is over but the Dutchman could land on his feet at Juventus, according to Italian press reports.

The 40-year-old stunned the football community when he opted to join Barnet in 2012 and he took sole charge of the team after the departure of Mark Robson in December 2012.

Having played for many of Europe's top clubs during his career, including Juventus. Ajax, Barcelona and both Milan sides, many expected Davids to turn things around at a struggling League Two team.

But Barnet were relegated and Davids has suffered with disciplinary problems this season, being sent off three times in nine Conference Premier games.

After deciding to call it a day at Barnet, Davids went to Italy to cheer himself up and has been pictured at San Siro and at Juventus Stadium.

Tuttosport reports that Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente tweeted a picture with Davids and team manager Gianluca Pessotto in the Juventus dressing room.

It has been widely suggested that Davids could end up at AC MIlan where compatriot Clarence Seedorf has just taken over, but Juventus may also have a role for him according to several Italian media outlets.

Davids will have a wealth of options if he does decide to look for a back-room or assistant coaching job as he was a very well regarded player and has played alongside many current coaches.

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