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Arjen Robben's First Task In His New Coaching Role Will Be To Ensure His Career Trademark Lives On

Arjen Robben's First Task In His New Coaching Role Will Be To Ensure His Career Trademark Lives On

Arjen Robben retired at the end of last season but the Dutchman has revealed that he's already planning on teaching his youngest son his best trick, cutting in from the right and scoring.

Throughout a 19 year career at the top of the game Arjen Robben destroyed many defences and he mainly did it using his trademark, cutting in from the right and scoring with his left foot.

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Defenders knew what was coming but they couldn't stop him. Now they can let out a sigh of relief with the 35-year-old retired however, speaking to Bild, the former winger revealed he'll be passing on the move to his son in a new coaching role, saying, "Next season, I'm going to train my youngest son's team.

"Then of course you already know what's on the training schedule: pull right in and shoot with your left," it's pretty ominous for their opposition.

The former Chelsea player scored 99 goals in 201 Bundesliga appearances in his 10 years in the German top tier, which followed a short spell at Real Madrid.

In all the Dutchman, who won 12 league titles across four countries, scored 210 times in his club career and another 37 times for Netherlands and you have to imagine at least half of those goals were from his most potent attacking weapon.

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Dread it. Run from it. Arjen Robben's goal after cutting in from the left still arrives. Image: PA Images
Dread it. Run from it. Arjen Robben's goal after cutting in from the left still arrives. Image: PA Images

Robben was talking at the Sport Bild Awards, where he won the 'Editor-in-Chief Special Award,' and also revealed that Pep Guardiola's ability to make him better when he'd already reached 30 made the Manchester City manager the best coach he'd worked with, saying, "I've seen many beautiful things with many coaches and we've been very successful. But if you ask me who was the best, I say Pep Guardiola. I enjoyed it most with him.

"When Pep came, I was already 30 years old. You're just trying to stay constant and not get any worse. But under him I got better again. Since I suddenly played in different positions, where I never thought that I would play there once. He was the best."

Guardiola and Robben enjoyed decent success together. Image: PA Images
Guardiola and Robben enjoyed decent success together. Image: PA Images

Bayern lost both Robben and fellow legendary winger Franck Ribery this summer and wanted to bring in Leroy Sane to replace one of them.

The City player didn't arrive but Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho have been brought into the Allianz Arena.

Maybe the Bundesliga champions will have to wait a few years to find anyone as devastating as Robben but if it ends up being the Dutchman's son then they'll know what they're getting, as he cuts in from the right and scores with his left foot.

Topics: Football News, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Netherlands, Germany, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Bundesliga, European Football

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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