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Kuyt backs Van Gaal for Liverpool job

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The former Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland boss has been linked with the new technical director role introduced by owners Fenway Sports Group but may also be considered for the manager's position.

Kuyt said: ‘He is a Dutchman, has a great track record and experience that the club could put to good use. (But) as a player, it is not usual to say what you think of candidates.

‘At the moment, Liverpool have no coach or technical director. Each club benefits from structure. You look at the Dutch national team and see that consistency and clarity are important.’

Van Gaal was sacked from his post as Bayern Munich manager after only two years in charge back in April 2011 due to their poor performance in the Bundesliga.

Kuyt, who became a less regular starter under Kenny Dalglish, has hinted that if the new boss believed in him he could stay at Anfield. The 31-year-old has considered quitting Merseyside, after joining in 2006, for the opportunity to play Champions League football.

Dalglish, was sacked as Liverpool manager after finishing eighth in the Premier League. He led them to Carling Cup Glory and the FA Cup final but not seal a Champions League spot for the third year running.

Despite his opinion on who he would like as Liverpool manager, Kuyt says he's now committed to his international duty ahead of Euro 2012.

In an interview with De Telegraaf, he said: "My focus is entirely with the Dutch team.

 

"Before the training camp, I have talked with my agent about what I want. I’ve forgotten about it until I can make a decision.

 

"I think it’s important that there is someone who has confidence in me. There must be genuine chance that I’m going to play as many matches as in the first five years."

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