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'It's one of my ambitions': Giovanni Von Bronckhorst wants Dutch job

'It's one of my ambitions': Giovanni Von Bronckhorst wants Dutch job

Giovanni Von Bronckhorst wants to manage the Netherlands.

The 49-year-old former left-back – who hung up his boots after the 2010 World cup final - admitted one of his career ambitions is to run the Dutch national side because playing for his country was always an honour.

He told FourFourTwo magazine: “It’s one of my ambitions. I had so many memorable moments with the Dutch national team as a player.

“If the opportunity comes along one day, that would be great.”

And after previously returning to both Rangers and Feyenoord as manager after successful stints as a player, Giovanni also suggested he’d like to do the same with his other old clubs, Barcelona and Arsenal.

He said of the possibility of managing either: “That would be special, but I can’t predict what the future will bring.”

Having played in the North London derby, the Old Firm derby, El Clasico and De Klassieker, Giovanni has distinct memories from each high-profile fixture but found them all to be very difference.

He said: “The old firm was the most intense, on and off the pitch, but the Clasico was the biggest derby I ever played in.

“The whole world was watching. In my time at Barcelona, Real Madrid had all of the Galacticos, but we usually won those games.

“Real Madrid weren’t dominant in Spain, despite their stars.

“One of my most beautiful Clasicos was the away match we won 3-0, when Ronaldinho received a standing ovation.

“I scored against Real at the Camp Nou as well.

“I think my best Klassieker between Feyenoord and Ajax was a game when I was a manager, in the cup. We won in injury time through an own goal by Joel Veltman, went into the next round and eventually won the cup.

“That was my first trophy as coach of Feyenoord.

“I’ve always enjoyed derbies, including the build-up to them.

“Sadly, I never scored in a North London Derby against Tottenham, although I scored against Chelsea and that counts as a London derby, right?”

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