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Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol wants PSL return

11:35 AM GMT+4 26/03/2019
Ruud Krol
Krol's current contract with CS Sfaxien is coming to an end in June this year, and chances are that he could make a return to South Africa

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Ruud Krol has admitted that he would like to return to South Africa in the near future. 

Krol, who celebrated his 70th birthday this past weekend, spoke to Dutch publication, Algemeen Dagblad, where he spoke broadly about his experience in Africa

He is currently coaching Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien, whom he helped win the Caf Confederation Cup on his second spell in 2013.  

"I have worked in Egypt, Morocco, Libya, and in Tunisia but, I have never experienced any hostility. The people are friendly. We recently went to Nigeria with CS Sfaxien, and I have never felt unsafe anywhere," he said. 

"The adventure has always attracted me. At Sfaxien we play for the Caf [Confederation] Cup; it's great to experience it again. The travelling makes it tough. When we play in Zambia, we are sometimes on the road for 24 hours on our way to a game. There is almost never a direct flight, and you just hang around at airports," continued Krol.

Krol confirmed that he is in the final months of his contract with CS Sfaxien, before revealing that the thought of returning to South Africa is still on his mind. 

It is unclear, at this stage, if the former Sea Robbers mentor has received offers from any of the PSL clubs. 

"My contract runs until the Summer [June]. Going to South Africa as a coach once more, that is still on my mind," Krol revealed.

"What a beautiful country [South Africa is]. Dangerous? Yes, if you take the wrong turn, sure. But, in fact, the same also applies in Amsterdam or in Naples [Italy]," he concluded. 

Krol left South Africa on the back of a successful season with the Buccaneers where he won three major trophies in 2011. 

He was previously linked with a possible move to SuperSport United, but nothing came out of it as he moved to Tunisia to rejoin CS Sfaxien.