Adriaanse key to convincing Van der Meyde to leave Everton
Andy van Der Meyde's footballing mentor could be the man who finally lures him away from Everton this summer.
Co Adriaanse, coach of Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, is ready to persuade the Dutchman to revive his career with another spell under his tutelage, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.
Adriaanse was in charge of the Ajax youth set-up that van der Meyde graduated from and he also made him a first-team regular when he became manager of the Amsterdam club in 2000.
The coach has taken over from new Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni this summer, and is considering incorporating the winger's rehabilitation into his squad rebuilding.
Van der Meyde's career had faltered badly since he joined Everton from Inter Milan in 2005 for £2million, so much so that the Goodison Park club are willing to let him go without recouping any of that fee.