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Soccer legend snubs Black Stars

DUTCH MASTER: Patrick Kluivert

FOOTBALL LEGEND Patrick Kluivert has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to coach Ghana's Black Stars. The Ajax and Dutch legend is currently a coaching advisor for the Caribbean island of Curaçao but he recently revealed: “I had offers from some clubs after that, and also the Ghana national team."

“But I’m a sensitive person and if the feeling isn’t good I’m not doing it. The feeling I had about working with the people here on the island was very good and that was the most important thing when making my decision.”

As a player, Kluivert played as a striker for Ajax, Milan, FC Barcelona, Newcastle United, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven, and Lille.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for AZ and then NEC, before coaching Jong FC Twente to a national title in the reserves league.

He was the assistant manager to Louis van Gaal, for the Netherlands national football team, in their third place finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Part of Ajax's golden generation of the 1990s, aged 18, Kluivert scored the winner in the 1995 UEFA Champions League Final. He spent six years with Spanish club Barcelona where he formed a successful partnership with Rivaldo, and won the 1998 and 1999 Spanish La Liga championship and the 1998 Copa del Rey.

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