Brisbane Roar bids farewell to Dutch legend Kluivert

The Brisbane Roar has bid fond farewell to legendary Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert on the eve of the club’s final game of the season against Perth Glory at ME Bank Stadium.

The Brisbane Roar has bid fond farewell to legendary Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert on the eve of the club’s final game of the season against Perth Glory at ME Bank Stadium.

Finishing his two week coaching tenure with the Roar, Kluivert put the players through a series of drills at training before saying his final goodbye to the squad.

“If you have to say goodbye it is always a bad feeling,” he said.

“Working with a young squad which has a lot of talent is always nice.

“I learnt a lot about coaching through how Ange (Postecoglou) is working ... he and I had very good time together.

“(So) it is always difficult to say goodbye and I wish the boys all the best.”

Holland’s all time leading goal scorer was a massive hit at the club, with the squad – especially the forwards – working overtime to learn as much as they could in the little time they had.

And despite the Roar’s gruelling season falling short of a final’s campaign, Kluivert left predicting the club would make a swift return to the Hyundai A-league summit.

“They have a lot of talent in this group ... some of them have a really bright future,” Kluivert said.

“It was fun working with the boys and I hope for next year they can do better.”

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