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‘I’ve had conversations’ – Ruud van Nistelrooy’s alternative offer as Manchester United wait

‘I’ve had conversations’ – Ruud van Nistelrooy’s alternative offer as Manchester United wait

Rudd van Nistelrooy has revealed he spoke to other clubs before opting to return to Manchester United, as confirmed by former teammate Wesley Sneijder.

The former United striker is set to join Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff at Old Trafford after being shortlisted to be named as Burnley’s new head coach. He has been approached to join ten Hag as part of his coaching overhaul at Carrington following the Dutchman’s contract extension.




Ten Hag will also be joined by goalkeeping coach Jelle ten Rouwelaar. While the club are yet to confirm the news, Sneijder confirmed the move, telling talkSPORT: “Also Ruud van Nistelrooy, I’ve just got the news that he’s going to be involved, so I think they can do a great job because they have incredible players at United. There has to be a team, they need time.”

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Before making a decision on his future, Van Nistelrooy had interest from the Premier League, with Leicester City reportedly interested following Enzo Maresca’s departure to Chelsea. He also turned down offers from Spain for a reunion at M16.

“I would really like to work in Spain, and I have had conversations with Spanish clubs,” he told Diario AS. “But also in the other leagues I have played in, I want to coach there too. In the Premier League and the Bundesliga.”

The 49-year-old previously coached PSV Eindhoven’s under-19s and Jong PSV before returning to Eindhoven to coach the PSV first team, where he won the Dutch Cup in 2023.