Van Nistelrooy open to coaching career

The Dutchman has made it known that he has not yet excluded any possibility of a managerial position and he admits the idea intrigues him after retiring from the game back in May
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has said that a return to football could happen and he would most likely want to be a trainer.

In an interview with the Telegraaf, the former Malaga forward opened up about future football aspirations.

"I have watched with interest what Patrick Kluivert has done and I want to explore this avenue," said the 36-year-old. "I at least want to get my paperwork, an internship and at least 'the chance.'"

"I'm still living in Spain and enjoy my free time. I train a bit in the morning hours and spend a lot of time on my foundation."

The former PSV striker did say that he wanted to return to playing as well, eventually, adding: "I'm asking to be a part of this New Year's former Dutch internationals team that play exhibitionally against [amateur club] Royal HFC, but I'm not going to be in the Netherlands that day. I hope I'll be able to play in the future."

Van Nistelrooy scored 135 goals in 203 appearances for Manchester United, and tallied 35 goals in 71 matches internationally.