Friday, 14th September, 2012
Former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert would coach Real Madrid if the opportunity arose, though the Blaugrana remain his first choice.
The Dutchman is currently in charge of the youth team at FC Twente, while he helps at international level as part of Louis van Gaal’s Holland staff.
Kluivert, who enjoyed spells as a player with Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Newcastle, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Lille, is fiercely determined to succeed in the dugout and has made no secret of his desire to reach the very highest level in management.
And were that to include taking charge of Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid, Kluivert thinks ‘why not?’
"It would be a dream to one day coach Barcelona, but there are other great teams", said the 36-year-old.
"Barcelona are number one for me. I hope to be a great coach and if Real Madrid came along, why not?"
It remains to be seen how successful Kluivert will be as a coach, but he is currently learning from former England boss Steve McClaren at Twente and ex-Barcelona coach Van Gaal at international level.
Kluivert retired from playing in 2008. He won 79 caps for Holland during his career, scoring 40 goals.