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Patrick Kluivert Would Be ‘Honoured’ To Be Louis Van Gaal’s Assistant At Manchester United

Attacker played for one season in the Premier League with Newcastle United. 

Dutchman Patrick Kluivert has revealed that he would be “honoured” to follow his compatriot Louis van Gaal to Manchester United next season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The Premier League champions parted company with former manager David Moyes last week, despite the Scot being just 10 months into a six-year contract at Old Trafford.

And immediately the Netherlands national team head coach Van Gaal was installed as the favourite to take over from the Scot at the Theatre of Dreams come the end of the campaign, with Kluivert having also been mentioned as a likely coach to working alongside the Dutchman going forward in the north west.

Kluivert, who played a front man for the likes of Ajax, FC Barcelona and AC Milan during a glittering club career and who now works as the strikers coach for the Oranje, said of the recent rumours linking the duo with the Red Devils: “It doesn’t matter what club it will be if he asks me to join him, I would be absolutely honoured to be on his side.

“He would be absolutely the first pick of any club, especially top teams everywhere in the world. He likes to let young players make their debut if ready for it.

“The most important thing at the moment is I’m personally enjoying working with him and with the Dutch national team. We’re going to the World Cup and hope to do well. After that we’ll see what happens and with me as well.”

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