Former Netherlands and Barcelona forward Patrick Kluivert’s agent has confirmed he would like to become the new Huddersfield boss, according to Sky Sports.

The 38 year-old was part of the Dutch coaching staff under Louis van Gaal at this year’s World Cup but is reportedly keen to take on the Championship job.

Former boss Mark Robins left the club following his side’s 4-0 opening day defeat to Bournemouth, and although he former Holland man would like the job, Steven Pressley is thought to be the favorite for the job.

Mark Lillis has taken over the team in the meantime but has insisted he is not there on a permanent basis. He told Sky Sports that he is happy to return to his original post as Academy manager after a new boss has been found.

“You get the buzz and adrenaline of being in the dugout – I’ve been in there as an assistant manager many years,” he said.

 “Against Chesterfield people were singing ‘you’re getting sacked in morning’, so there’s been a bit of fun there.

 “But I’ve got to focus on my academy.

 “I’ve said to the players the respect and trust of players and managers should still work both ways. As far as I’m concerned  I’m the manager of this football club at the moment and I’ll do it the best I can

 “The players have got to dig in to that because if they do, a new manager is going to ask me about the players and their characters, and whether we’ve got lads who spit their dummies out or put a shift in.

 “These lads have put a shift in over the last few days.”


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