The former Dutch footballer is apparently one of the men who could be in line to take charge of the Buccaneers in South Africa's PSL
The Mighty Buccaneers are still looking for new coach to replace Julio Leal, who was fired by the club at the beginning of April.
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus has also been linked with the big position at Parktown.
Gullit recently featured in an advertisement for Carling Black Label, who are Bucs sponsors, and according to Kickoff.com sources in the Pirates camp, Gullit's CV is on top of the pile on Irvin Khoza's desk at their offices in Parktown.
"Ruud Gullit has been in the country several times and is fond of South Africa. He is very interested in the job at Pirates," the source said.
But Bucs communication manager Mickey Modisane says now is not the time to discuss the issue.
"Our focus now is on the two remaining games and we will only discuss the issue of the coach at the end of the season," he said.
Pirates are on the verge of winning the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title again, just needing to win their two remaining matches.