Exclusive: Ruud Krol interested in Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates jobs


Ruud Krol says he would love to return to South Africa but suggests that Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs bosses perhaps don't like him.

Krol recently lifted his third league title since leaving Orlando Pirates in 2011 and despite being contracted to Kuwait SC, he admits he would be open to moving to either of the Soweto giants should they activate his release clause.

READ: Krol lifts Kuwait league title

"I have a clause in my contract that any club that wants me [will] have to pay a sum of money to get me, then I can go," Krol tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"For me, there's always interest in coming back [to South Africa] but one of the reasons [I haven't yet] I don't know why, maybe don't want me or they don't like me or whatever. I leave it at that."

The legendary Dutchman, who steered Pirates to an iconic treble, says the lack of contact from either club leads him to believe they don't rate the achievements of his managerial career.

READ: McCarthy to Chiefs... Why not?

"I loved my time, it was a good time for me, although it was not an easy time for me. I loved the country, I loved the people, and that for me is very important for me to do my job," Krol explains.

"After I left South Africa, there's always lots of talk about me when a coach is sacked and I hear people demanding for me but until now I've never had talks with [Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates]. That's why I say they must not want me or they don't like me. For me, it's not a problem to come back."

View the South African coaches who are also available to coach Amakhosi