Gullit signals interest in the Aston Villa job

Dutch legend previously managed in the Premier League with Newcastle and Chelsea

Gullit signals interest in the Aston Villa job

Former player Rudd Gullit shows the name of Juventus, who will play Group E, during the UEFA Champions League draw in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Former Chelsea and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit has expressed interest in taking the vacant Aston Villa job.

Remi Garde was sacked this week with Villa all but certain to be relegated from the Premier League.

David Moyes and Nigel Pearson have been linked with the job but Netherlands and Milan legend Gullit could emerge as an option over 15 years since he managed in England. 

"If they come to me then I will really, really consider it. I will think about it if I have the people around me also to do that job. I feel ready. There were some things that I had to do also in my life," he told beIN Sport.

Gullit led Chelsea to FA Cup glory in 1997, although his overall time in England was not a success.