Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has rejected Ruud Gullit's allegations that Black coaches are held back in Dutch football.
football legend Ruud Gullit recently expressed his frustration at the lack of opportunities for Black coaches in Dutch football but Van Gaal says Gullit does not know what he is talking about.
In an interview with Helden, Gullit said:
"What was Patrick Kluivert allowed to do with the Dutch national team? Did he give training? I would not know. Has Henk Fraser given training? Maybe once, I don't know. Have I been given training with Dick Advocaat? No! They said I had to stand in between the players, but I was never allowed to give training.
"[Advocaat] showed me that he didn't need me for my expertise, but I am still grateful to him that I have worked for the Dutch national team thanks to him. If you ask me if I would do it again, I say: 'No, of course not'.
“Every time you see all those Black players who are only allowed to become assistants. F*ck off!"
Van Gaal at a press conference said:
"I am amazed that he can see from his home in Amsterdam or Italy whether a coach is training or not.
"It's just nonsense. My assistant Edgar Davids gave a so-called Italian dry training this week.
"I didn't want to put a physical strain on my players, Davids has played for a long time in Serie A, they do it a lot there and Davids can do that much better than me.
"Everyone can say anything from home and it is never contradicted. Except if the national coach is asked, then I give my opinion."
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