Johannesburg - Ruud Krol admits he is keen for a return to the Premier Soccer
League after the CS Sfaxien coach was tipped with the vacant managerial
position at SuperSport United.
According to the Football411 website, the 64-year-old on Tuesday night led his side to the Tunisian
top-flight crown, adding another trophy to his vast collection, which
includes five titles with Orlando Pirates alone, including a treble in
his final season with the Buccaneers in 2011.
The Dutchman has now been tipped as one of the favourites to take
over from Gavin Hunt, who departed SuperSport for Bidvest Wits this
week, and Krol admits he would relish the chance to return to South
Africa's elite division.
"I have a contract with Sfaxien but would gladly come back to South Africa if I get a good offer," he told The Sowetan.
"I love South Africa, I also have many wonderful friends there.
"When I joined Sfaxien in October last year, the agreement was
that I can leave at any time if I get a good deal elsewhere. It's simple
"I heard SuperSport are searching for a coach following the departure of Gavin, but they have not approached me."
Krol is, however, not putting all his eggs in one basket, and is
already planning for the possibility of staying with the newly crowned
Tunisian champions next season.
"It's a great feeling (winning the league). It is Sfaxien's first
league title in eight years. Everybody is happy and the celebrations
are continuing," he added.
"We did well as a team throughout the season and deserved to win. Credit to the players for a job well done.
"We are happy to be going to the African Champions League again."