Rijkaard agent cools Dutch link
Former Barca boss remains dedicated to Saudi role, says agent
Last Updated: June 28, 2012 6:51pm
Frank Rijkaard: The Saudi Arabia coach has been linked with the vacant Holland job
Former Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard has no interest in managing Holland for the time being, according to his agent.
Rijkaard is one of several men who have been linked with the vacant post after Bert van Marwijk stepped down after their terrible showing at the European Championship, despite his contract still having four years to run.
Van Marwijk, who guided the Dutch to the World Cup final two years ago, saw his side eliminated from the tournament at the group stage without earning a single point.
And representative Perry Overeem has stated Rijkaard remains dedicated to his head coach duties at Saudi Arabia, who were knocked out of the 2014 World Cup qualifying stages in round three.
"Frank's contract runs until the end of 2013," Overeem told AD. "Saudi Arabia can no longer qualify for the World Cup of 2014, but there is more to do."
The 49-year-old guided Barcelona to two Primera Liga titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2006 during his five-year tenure from 2003 to 2008, but also had forgettable spells with Sparta Rotterdam and Turkish outfit Galatasaray.
"I understand that many people now think Frank," added Overeem. "But it is now completely irrelevant.
"Perhaps it would be different if Saudi Arabia wanted to end his contract, but that's also irrelevant."
Other candidates to succeed Van Marwijk include Ronald Koeman, Ruud Gullit, Frank de Boer, Guus Hiddink, Louis van Gaal and Co Adriaanse.