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Van Persie 'to retire back at first club'

Robin van Persie will look to end his playing career with his first club Excelsior and then go on to become "the best coach in the world," his father has told The Blizzard.

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But Bob van Persie said he expects his son, who has spent the last two seasons as a Manchester United player, to extend his stay at Old Trafford first.

The Netherlands captain has two years remaining on the deal he signed when he swapped Arsenal for United in 2012 and, fitness permitting, his father expects him to carry on in Manchester.

Van Persie came through the youth system at Excelsior, joining them at the age of five and leaving at 15 for Feyenoord.

And while his spell in Rotterdam was less happy, his father believes Netherlands' record goalscorer will always have an affinity with his other three clubs.

And Bob van Persie told The Blizzard: "When his contract ends in Manchester, he'll be 33. As long as he is fit enough -- and I am sure he will be -- he'll stay in Manchester. Then he'll go back to Excelsior. Money will never be an issue.

"Robin is hyperactive. He was like that as a kid and will always be like that. He needs football to burn his energy and he will be like that for the rest of his life. So he's got to look forwards.

"I think he'll probably always be loyal to Excelsior, Arsenal and Manchester United. Those clubs are like home.

"I think Robin will finish his career in Excelsior and then go back to London or Manchester as a coach. That will be next goal in life: to be the best coach in the world. I hope we have to wait years for that moment. Let's enjoy watching him play at little more."

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