Ruud Gullit admits he would consider vacant manager's role at Aston Villa

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Former Chelsea and Newcastle United manager Ruud Gullit has admitted he would consider taking charge of Aston Villa if a viable offer came his way.

The Dutchman has been working as a pundit since leaving his post as manager at Russian side Terek Grozny in 2011 but feels the time is right to make a managerial return.

Gullit began his career in management as a player-manager at Chelsea in 1996, later joining Newcastle before short spells at Feyenoord, LA Galaxy and Terek Grozny.


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In an interview with BeIn Sport, as per, he said: "Look, if they come to me I will really, really consider it, and I will think about it if I have the people around me also to do the job."

And whilst Gullit insists he's content with his position as a pundit, the 53-year-old ultimately feels ready to make a return to the dugout.

"I feel ready," he continued. "There were some things I had to do also for my life.

"I am happy what I am doing here [punditry] at BeIn Sport, I have been here a long time and I am happy what I am doing - people take after me here - so why would I give that up?

"Otherwise [being a manager] every day stress. You can get it if you want it. But of course,when they come to me I will of course consider it, I would."

Premier League strugglers Villa have endured a horrid season - they currently sit at the foot of the table and appear on the verge of becoming the first team to have their relegation confirmed.

The Birmingham-based outfit parted with Frenchman Remi Garde on Wednesday, and with only seven games remaining, they face an uphill task to secure another season in the top-flight.

Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson and ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes are also in the running, according to Sky Sports.

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