Kluivert: Coaching Barcelona a dream but I would not turn down Madrid

The all-time Oranje topscorer hopes to take charge of one of the Liga giants at some point in his career, while also praising Andres Iniesta and Xavi
Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert has revealed that it would be a dream come true for him to become Barcelona coach, but added that he would not turn down the chance to helm Real Madrid either.

The 36-year-old, who's currently working as assistant to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, wore the Barcelona jersey from 1998 until 2004, and scored over 100 goals in official games for the Catalan giants during his spell at Camp Nou.

"It's clear that it would be a dream for me to coach Barcelona at one point," Kluivert said to Esports COPE.

"Barcelona are without a doubt the number one in my dreams, and I would like that dream to come true. I really hope to become a great coach, that's the most important thing for me.

"If the opportunity arose to take charge of Real Madrid? Why not... I would not turn them down."

Kluivert then went on to praise current Barca stars Xavi and Andres Iniesta, who were his team-mates during his active career.

"I already realised back then that they would go really far. It's incredible to see them play. They were still young guys back then, and now they're the leaders of Barcelona. I thoroughly enjoy seeing them in action."