Patrick Kluivert has admitted he would be honoured to join Louis Van Gaal‘s backroom staff at Manchester United if he took over as manager this summer.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that Van Gaal has agreed a deal to become our new manager and would look to bring in Kluivert as his assistant.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Kluivert didn’t dodge any questions relating to Manchester United and was happy to add to the speculation that a Van Gaal deal is imminent.
“He would be absolutely the first pick of any club – especially top teams anywhere in the world,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what club, if he asks me to join him I would be honoured to be at his side.
“He is a top trainer. He is a straight man and if he tells you something he stands behind it”
A spokesman for Manchester United may have denied that any deal is in place but there are plenty of hints suggesting that it could happen very soon.
Kluivert rejected a move to Old Trafford back in 1998 but it doesn’t sound like he has any intention of doing the same thing again if Van Gaal comes calling.
Van Gaal, confirmed in Holland as next MUFC coach, set to take Kluivert with him as assistant. Also Franshoek (GK coach) & Van Dijk (psych)
— Ben Lyttleton (@benlyt) April 26, 2014