Jordi Cruyff wants the KNVB to appoint Frank Rijkaard as the new head coach of the Netherlands.

The KNVB are looking for a successor to Ronald Koeman after he decided to leave to take over at Barcelona.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Cruyff has urged the KNVB to appoint Rijkaard, “I think it is logical that the KNVB is looking for a type-Koeman. I think that Frank is also a type that the internationals want to fight for. He is an elegant guy who knows what to do to put it down tactically and create the right atmosphere. “

Cruyff thinks Rijkaard could form an excellent partnership with Henk ten Cate, “That is a perfect combination. But the KNVB must want it in the first place. And then it must be clear whether Frank is also interested. He said a while ago that he had had enough of football.”

Rijkaard hasn’t worked in football since leaving his role as head coach of Saudi Arabia back in 2013. He was previously the head coach of Netherlands between 1998 and 2000.

Rijkaard has always maintained since 2013 that he is not interested in a return to football.




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