Co coy on PSV link
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PSV have reportedly made Co Adriaanse their first choice to succeed Guus Hiddink.
Porto coach Co Adriaanse has denied press speculation in Holland claiming PSV Eindhoven have made him their first choice to succeed the outgoing Guus Hiddink.
De Telegraaf claims Jan Timmer, a prominent member of PSV's supervisory board, is a major advocate of the Dutchman who has past experience of De Eredivisie having already managed Ajax and AZ Alkmaar.
Adriaanse, who has recently agreed to extend his stay in Oporto, admits he knows nothing of PSV's overtures but did reveal rival interest from former club Ajax.
"I have heard indirectly that Ajax would be interested but nothing from PSV - I have had no contact with anyone from PSV," Adriaanse told De Telegraaf.
"In football you can never rule anything out although I have recently extended my contract here for another two years."
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes's future at The Philips Stadion is still in doubt following a dispute with Timmer.
The Brazilian's transfer to Corinthians fell through this week and PSV chairman Rob Westerhof responded by offering him a new and improved contract but without the consent of the absent Timmer.
Timmer has since returned from holiday and has withdrawn the offer to Gomes, citing an inappropriate financial offer as the reason.