Dutch duo not interested in Reds

Guus Hiddink and Frank Rijkaard are both out of the running to become the new manager of Liverpool.

The Reds parted company with Rafael Benitez by mutual consent on Thursday and have already begun the process of appointing a new manager.

Reports claim that any appointment could be on a short-term basis with the Anfield club currently up for sale.

But neither experienced Dutchman and former Chelsea interim manager Hiddink or ex-Barcelona coach Rijkaard will be taking the Anfield reins.

Hiddink has recently agreed to coach Turkey and his agent, Cees van Nieuwenhuizen, told BBC Sport:"Guus has shown over the years that he is loyal to agreements that he signed. There is no reason why he would change such behaviour.

"Guus just started two weeks ago in Turkey and as much as he likes the Premier League and as much as he respects Liverpool as a legendary club with a great future ahead, a switch would be hardly doable.

"I know, never say never and especially in football this is true, but for me this is an impossible thought."

Meanwhile, the agent of now Galatasaray boss Rijkaard, Perry Overmeers, has also dismissed any link between his client and the Reds.

"Rumours linking Frank to Liverpool are just that, rumours," he explained.

"Frank is the type of person who likes to fulfil his obligations and he has one year left on his contract with Galatasaray."

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