Clarence Seedorf responds to speculation that he could become Newcastle manager

Xabi Alonso tackling Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf has recently been touted as a possible replacement for Steve McClaren at Newcastle.

Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf has told BBC Sport that he would consider a move back in to management if the right offer came along, having been asked about Newcastle's alleged interest.

Seedorf, 39, is best known for having won the Champions League with Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan, and recently ventured in to management.

The former Dutch international lasted just five months in charge of AC Milan, winning 11 of his 22 games before being replaced by Filipo Inzaghi in 2014.

Interestingly, Seedorf is now being linked with a return to management. with Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport suggesting that he could be in line to take over from Steve McClaren as Newcastle boss.

The pressure has once again ramped up on McClaren after the Magpies were thrashed 5-1 away at Crystal Palace earlier today, and some fans are calling for the former England boss to go.

Seedorf has now been asked about the rumours, with BBC Sport asking him whether he could make the move to St. James' Park - and he admitted that he loves English football, and should an appealing offer arise, he would certainly consider it.

"England and I have a particular story - I was close to going to play there many times," said Seedorf. "It never happened, so as a coach it would be great to experience English football and fans on a weekly basis."

"If there is a good project I would be happy to consider it. There are a lot of rumours about my next job but to be linked with important clubs is a nice feeling and it is always better to have options than to not have options at all," he added.

Newcastle fans would almost certainly a more experienced manager to help them get out of their current predicament, but Seedorf has the reputation as a player which should command some respect, whilst they also have a strong Dutch contingent in Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat, Vurnon Anita and Georginio Wijnaldum.

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