Marco van Basten open to coaching Juventus one day

The Dutchman, who is to take charge of Heerenveen in the summer, is a legend at San Siro but he admits that he would not turn down the Bianconeri if they came calling
Former AC Milan forward Marco van Basten has revealed that he would have no problem coaching Juventus if the opportunity arose at some point in the future.

The legendary Dutch striker, who is set to take charge of Heerenveen at the end of the season, is considered a legend at San Siro because of his exploits with the Rossoneri during the tail end of the 1980s and the early 90s.

However, Van Basten insists that he would not allow Milan's rivalry with Juve affect his thinking if the Bianconeri ever offered him a job.

"They're one of Italy's big clubs," he told Sky Sport Italia. "It could be nice to do something in Turin one day."

Van Basten admitted, though, that he would love to return to San Siro as coach and revealed that he very nearly realised his dream in 2009.

"When [Carlo] Ancelotti was about to leave there was something," he explained. "But in that moment, I had problems with my ankle, so it was not the right time for me to go back to the Rossoneri."

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani believes that the club have found a worthy successor to Van Basten in the former of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Van Basten, for his part, does not see too many similarities between the pair but insisted: "It doesn't bother me at all to be compared Ibrahimovic [but] we are still two very different players.

"He is one who knows how to score goals; he's very important for the team. He's bigger and stronger than me; I was a quicker player mentally.

"But it's not for me to say if I was a better player. I'll leave the comparisons to the fans."

Van Basten, who was capped 58 times by his country, spent eight years at San Siro, scoring 90 goals in 147 Serie A appearances for the club.

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