posted on May, 31 2004 @ 05:19 AM
Luis van Gaal has hinted that he may team up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Mourinho has been tipped to take over from Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri in the close season.
Dutchman van Gaal, who is currently technical director with Ajax in Amsterdam, worked with Mourinho at Barcelona from 1997 to 2000.
"I know Chelsea and I have spoken to people at Chelsea," van Gaal told the News of the World. "It is a great club and a great club to work for, and I
work well with Jose. He is a close friend."
Van Gaal, who has been at Ajax for one season, added: "Normally I never walk away from a contract but there can always be a reason that I do for the
first time in my life."