Friday, 23rd November, 2012
Mooted as a possible addition to Holland coach Louis van Gaal’s staff in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by the former Bayern Munich manager himself, veteran midfielder Clarence Seedorf has insisted the Oranje boss has not made contact with him yet.
The 36-year-old midfielder is currently playing in Brazil with Botafogo, having left Italian giants AC Milan at the end of last season.
It has been suggested that his vast experience, along with inside knowledge of Brazil, would benefit Holland’s World Cup campaign in 2014.
"They have my number", Seedorf told NOS Radio.
"They have not called me yet, but I will not talk about it on the television or radio."
Seedorf did admit though that he was aware Van Gaal had spoken about bringing him on board, commenting: "I’ve seen the interview, but I have not heard from them."
Van Gaal had said of Seedorf at his Dutch press conference that "he speaks the language, lives in the country. Seedorf is there playing."
At present however the midfielder is just focusing on matters on the pitch with Botafogo, who sit sixth in the Brazilian top flight with two games left to play.
While fourth spot is out of reach, fifth is achievable; Corinthians boast a two-point advantage in the position at present.
A fifth place finish would be Botafogo’s best for 15 years and a superb way for Seedorf to finish his first season at the Brazilian club.
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