Kluivert lessons for Roar

Excited Brisbane Roar defender Luke DeVere will be front and centre for the first day of school when former Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert arrives in Brisbane for a coaching position later this week.

Excited Brisbane Roar defender Luke DeVere will be front and centre for the first day of school when former Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert arrives in Brisbane for a coaching position later this week.

The all-time leading scorer for the Dutch national team, Kluivert will impart his knowledge and wisdom on the squad over a two week stint beginning this Saturday.

DeVere said the chance to work with the 33 year-old legendary striker was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“Obviously it is very exciting news,” he said. “He is a high calibre player, and to get those types of players- help will be really useful.

“The whole team is really excited for the chance work with him.”

With a playing portfolio including clubs Barcelona, AC Milan, Newcastle United and Ajax, Kluivert-s football reputation is expected to breathe new life into the Roar-s final-s aspirations.

With only three games left in the season and leaders Sydney FC next in the firing line, the Roar are using Kluivert-s imminent arrival as a motivating factor for a final push into the top six.

“Someone of that calibre is going to be a big positive for the club,” DeVere said.

“It will be a great experience for the players and the club.”

Kluivert is expected to work mainly with the Roar-s strikers, but after scoring his second career goal against North Queensland Fury on the weekend, DeVere is hoping to pick up an odd tip or two.

“Every player wants to score goals and I-m no different,” the 20 year-old said.

“As a defender you definitely get a big thrill from scoring a goal.”

Kluivert will be in attendance at Saturday-s blockbuster clash against Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium, where he will be introduced to the players and crowd prior to the match.

Saturday night-s match against Sydney FC kicks off at 6pm at Suncorp Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketek, click here for details.