Gio confirms interest in stars
Feyenoord assistant manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst admits the Dutch club's star players are attracting interest from England - somewhere the former Arsenal defender hopes to one day manage. After retiring following the 2010 World Cup final against Spain, the 38-year-old moved into coaching at his hometown club under Ronald Koeman. Feyenoord have enjoyed a great resurgence in that period, posting back-to-back top-three finishes after a struggling in mid-table before their arrival.
“There is always interest from England,”
A lot of that success is down to the talent coming through the Rotterdam club's youth system, such as Bruno Martins Indi, Steven de Vrij and Jordy Clasie. All three have been heavily linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, but the latter two recently penned new deals at De Kuip - a move Van Bronckhorst believes will benefit their career in the long run.
“It is a great league if you're a fan, a player or a manager,”
"There is always interest from England," he said. "I think it is good for them to give the message that they want to stay.
"As a club, we really wanted them to stay but the decision is always has to be the player's.
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