Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy is ready to enter coaching.

The former United and Real Madrid striker hung up his boots last season while with Malaga.

"I saw what Patrick Kluivert was doing (currently assistant coach with NEC Nijmegen) and I want to go that route. Right now I'm still in Spain to enjoy my free time," he told De Telegraaf.

"I train in the morning and spend so much time working for my foundation. I hope to have a chance to try it."