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Patrick Kluivert has been explaining the reasons behind his sabbatical leave from football including why he snubbed the offer of coaching the Ghana national team.The former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands goal poacher was heralded as the favourite to replace dismissed Kwesi Appiah at the helm of the Black Stars after the Ghana Football Association named him on a shortlist of five for the job. But his agent came out to deny he had even applied for the job in the first place.Kluivert who was also linked to the Manchester United assistant manager’s role having played under Old Trafford manager, Louis Van Gaal at Ajax and Barcelona before also serving as his assistant with both Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar as well as the Dutch national team at the recent FIFA World Cup, says his wife’s ill-health was chief in his decision not to take on other jobs.The UEFA pro coaching licenced Kluivert says he combined his Netherlands duties during his three-year stint under van Gaal with caring for his wife, Rossana, who was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system.”At that time I couldn’t have taken another job because of my wife’s illness,” he explained.”Now I’m ready to make a big jump for myself. I’m really looking for a club or a possibility in the near future to get a chance to lead training as a manager or work as an assistant to a very good coach,” Kluivert added. Having spent all his managerial apprenticeship under van Gaal, Kluivert says he was also not particularly keen on the Manchester United job because he knew Ryan Giggs would get the role and he also felt that it was time to move on from Van Gaal’s mentorship.”Louis said that he wanted the position of assistant coach to be someone from the club and that was reasonable. And it was also time to spread my wings and to do something on my own,” Kluivert said.”But working with Louis was great because he gives you the freedom to train the team and that’s the thing I appreciated,” he confessed.
FREE shots in this popular bar tonight if Manchester United lose to CSKA Moscow.A popular Donegal bar are giving away FREE shots if Manchester United lose their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow tonight.Management at Casadh An TSúgáin are offering patrons a FREE shot if Manchester United lose against their Russian opponents in tonight’s crunch clash in Moscow.Casadh An TSúgáin is located in the heart of Loughanure and is renowned for its fantastic coverage of all sports – and is usually packed for Champions League matches. However, a few more may put their head through the door tonight – especially if Manchester United are hurtling towards defeat against CSKA Moscow.The man responsible for the promotional offer Ruairí White – who is a massive Liverpool fan told Donegal Daily, “We giving all patrons a FREE shot if Manchester United lose tonight.“If tonight’s defeat resulted in their exit from the competition – we would give customers a FREE pint and a FREE shot.“However, it’s too early for that yet, but that offer WILL be available later in either the group stages, or the KO stages of the Champions League! It’s safe to say the owners of the bar and employees aren’t fond of Louis Van Gaal’s side.Supporters of Manchester United in the locality may avoid the bar tonight!The bar is owned by former Donegal player Stephen Cassidy, who is the elder brother of two-time All-Star Kevin Cassidy.Both are massive Celtic supporters and we doubt a similar offer will be available tomorrow night if Celtic fail to beat Molde FC in Norway in the Europa League!Ruairí also quipped, “There’s no point in running the same promotional offer for Liverpool’s Europa League match tomorrow – as Liverpool will win with ease in Jurgen Klopp’s first game at Anfield!” PUNTERS IN ONE DONEGAL BAR ARE PRAYING FOR A MANCHESTER UNITED DEFEAT! was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsSport