Thursday September 13 2012
Gullit: 'I'd love to be Milan Coach'

Ruud Gullit looked back over his Milan memories and admits “it’d be an honour” if he was asked to be their Coach. “How could you say no?”

The Dutch legend was part of the Grande Milan side that won it all in the 1980s and early 90s.

“I had the best time of my career with the Rossoneri,” he said when arriving in the city for the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour.

“It’d be an honour if they were to call me for the bench. How could you say no to such an important club? You never know what can happen, although the team is in good hands right now,” Gullit reassured current Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

“When I landed at Linate, I remembered all the times I’d leave this airport with Milan for the Champions League games. I thought 25 years have passed, but for me it feels like only a year ago.”

Gullit just turned 50 this month and was at Milan from 1987 to 1993, winning three Scudetti, three Italian Super Cups, two European Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and two Intercontinental Cups.

The Dutchman also has fond memories of a piece of merchandise – the hats Milan fans wore with his iconic dreadlocks.

“I cut them because I thought it was only right to break from one time in my life and begin a new chapter. It’s always a pleasure to see those hats again.”