Boudewijn Zenden

Where is Boudewijn Zenden now?

After playing for some of the biggest teams across Europe, Bolo Zenden retired from playing in 2011 at the age of 34 after two seasons playing in the Premier League for Sunderland.

Part of the successful Middlesbrough side of 2003-04 and 2004-05 which finished a club record 7th in the Premier League, Zenden also played in and scored in the club’s 2004 League Cup win – their first ever national trophy win.

After hanging up his boots Zenden wasn’t out of the game for too long as in 2012, out of the blue, he was appointed as assistant manager of Chelsea by their interim manager Rafa Benitez, despite having no previous coaching experience.

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Zenden stayed at the club until the end of the 2012-2013 before leaving at the same time as Benitez.

Bolo Zenden is now working back in his native Holland as a part-time coach with his first club PSV Eindhoven working with their wingers and strikers in specialist sessions.

He currently combines his coaching work with punditry on Dutch television.

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Boudewijn Zenden: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forChelsea, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

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