Ruud Gullit has hit back at claims from KNVB Technical director Hans Van Breukelen that he demanded a promotion from within the national team setup if he was to become assistant manager.

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gullit jjjSpeaking to the NOS Ruud Gullit stated, ”What Hans Van Breukelen said is absolutely not true I asked the KNVB if I could have in writing on paper if there would be any consequences for me if Danny Blind or Marco van Basten left would I then be in a position to renegotiate about my position. Van Breuleken thought that this was a logical step but he refused to include it in my contract and I could not live with that. Our verbal agreement is of no worth.

”Gullit is also astonished that the KNVB did not wish to insert a leaving clause in a contract. I do not understand it a leaving clause in a contract should you receive an improved offer elsewhere is quiet normal in football. Everybody has such a clause in their contract and Hans Van Breukelen did not agree to insert such a clause in my contract ”.

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