But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it's been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.
Derksen continued: "Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.
"He has what every trainer suffers from: 'I can get a lot more out of that group'.
"They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake."
- updated September 30