Ruud Gullit has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next Aston Villa boss by admitting he would consider replacing Remi Garde.
The 53-year-old former Netherlands international star has vast experience of being a manager having had spells with Chelsea and Newcastle in the Premier League before jobs in his homeland at Feyenoord and with American MLS outfit Los Angeles Galaxy.
However Gullit’s only success was guiding Chelsea to the FA Cup back in 1997, while he has not worked as a manager since a brief stint with Russian side Terek Grozny in 2011.
He is currently working as a TV pundit in America, but revealed that he would be interested in making a return to the dug-out to mastermind a Championship promotion push next term as Villa look doomed to relegation from the Premier League this season.
On replacing Garde, who was sacked on Tuesday after a disastrous five-month spell at the helm, Gullit told BeInSport: “Look, if they come to me I will really, really consider it, and I will think about it if I have the people around me also to do that job.
“I feel ready. There were some things I had to do also for my life. I am happy what I am doing here [punditry] at BeInSport, I have been here a long time and I am happy what I am doing – people take after me here – so why would I give that up?
“Otherwise [being a manager] every day stress. You can get it if you want it. But of course, when they come to me I will of course consider it, I would.”