Patrick Kluivert has stated his desire to become a head coach at either a club or a country.

Kluivert is currently assistant coach to Clarence Seedorf with the Cameroon national team, but speaking to Voetbal International the former striker revealed his hope to become a head coach.

He said, “My ambitions as a trainer are great. I ultimately want to work as a head coach, at a club or a country. With that choice you depend on the offer and in my case the home situation also plays an important role.”

Kluivert wants to work closer to his family due to his wife’s ongoing battle with cancer, “I have learned a lot as a trainer in recent years. But even more as a husband and father. I take all those life lessons with me in my trainer career. My backpack with experiences is starting to fill up.”

The 43-year-old is hoping to use his experience of working with Louis van Gaal, “At Oranje I learned a lot from Van Gaal. As a player, that had of course already happened and it was great to be part of his technical staff afterwards.

“The perfectionism of Louis, the way in which he constantly demands the utmost from his players and staff;┬áhe drags everyone along.”

Kluivert has worked as a head coach before with Jong FC Twente and the Curacao national team.

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