April 2nd, 2013
05:30 PM ET

CNN Football Club: Ruud Gullit answers your questions!

Ruud Gullit (right), this week's guest on CNN FC, won back-to-back European titles with AC Milan. (Getty Images).
Ruud Gullit (right), this week's guest on CNN FC, won back-to-back European titles with AC Milan. (Getty Images).

A European champion with club and country who was once crowned the continent’s finest player, Ruud Gullit’s pedigree in unquestionable.

Now the midfielder is adding the CNN Football Club to a CV which already boasts AC Milan, Sampdoria and Chelsea.

The mercurial Dutchman was in the studio to assess this week’s European Champions League quarterfinal ties, a competition he won twice as a player.

In fact, Gullit’s AC Milan team which lifted club football’s most prestigious trophy in 1989 and 1990 was the last to successfully defend the title.

And that is the subject of our latest poll, which this week asks the questions is the modern Champions League harder to win than the old European Cup?

Former Netherlands captain Gullit, who was capped over 50 times for his country before embarking on a managerial career which has seen him take charge of Chelsea, Newcastle United and Los Angeles Galaxy,  also faced your questions as the CNN Football Club put him On the Spot.

How did it feel to lift the Netherlands’ first and only major trophy? What was it like to play alongside Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten for club and country? Can any current team match Milan’s achievement and win the Champions League in consecutive seasons?

Vote in the poll above and don’t forget to tune in to the CNN Football Club on CNN International at 1700 GMT on Thursdays.

You can also have your say by following our @CNNFC Twitter account or visiting the show’s Facebook page.


soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Anrick

    Who according to you is the best Central Defensive Midfielder and the best Center Back at the moment?

    April 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  2. Durka Durka Bakalakadaka

    Will the Dutch squad EVER actually win the World Cup?

    April 3, 2013 at 12:14 am | Reply
  3. Erwin Sikkenga

    Ruud has been an Icon for my Nation's football and even whil I live in China for 5 years, when being asked by any taxi driver here, where I am from... His name is being mentoned first..!!! Gullit!! Gullit!! and of course Van Basten and Rijkaard shortly followed. That is the impact he had on football through his legacy at AC Milan. He is a great Football icon next to Pele, Maradona, Messi and Beckham, not just for Holland and Dutch football but for football worldwide...

    Thank you Ruud..!!!!

    April 3, 2013 at 6:30 am | Reply
  4. Sures Raj

    Will he come back to management anytime soon?

    April 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  5. hamid

    Why you leave AC Milan Rudd???

    April 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  6. Issam Ouchen

    Peace Ruud ! have you ever won the FIFA world cup ? what is your religion ?? Thank you CNN

    April 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  7. Melaniett

    Why don't you come back to Italy? You can either work in the sport field, but if you want to try with the Parliament as well I will support you!

    April 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  8. tewolde from Ethiopia

    who is your best coach and player in the globe?

    April 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  9. Oussama Hassani

    Are you considering a return to coaching? If so, have you contemplated a move back to AC Milan, as such. It would most definitely be highly welcomed by all AC Milan fans out there.

    April 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Reply

    Why didn't auction your dreadlockcs on google?

    April 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  11. ogbmicro

    Ruud, if you are to make suggestions to FIFA what rules of the game needs amended, changed or outright replacement? It looks like the goalkeepers are over penalized being the last man of the defense, as regards physical contact with attackers. Thanks

    April 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  12. gorkhey

    You have recently met Bhaichung Bhutia in Sikkim, India. If you have seen him play , do you think that with his calibre, he could have played in any of the european leagues ?

    April 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  13. Marie Baudin

    As a player, would you rather play in oppressive heat and humidity or freezing wet rain and why?

    April 3, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  14. Louis

    What was wrong with the national team in the 1990 worldcup?

    April 4, 2013 at 6:04 am | Reply
  15. Imran Fariz

    What is one regret you have had as a player or a manager in your career?

    April 4, 2013 at 6:19 am | Reply
  16. v.etoja

    when are you coming back to football management?

    April 4, 2013 at 8:23 am | Reply
  17. Landa langguth

    hey Ruud i know you also had a singing career would you sing the song for us!!! groetjes uit Amsterdam! i think the song is called south afrika

    April 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  18. SLY

    I have been a fan of yours right from your days with AC Milan and Holland especially when you won the European championship with Holland.

    I would want to know which club you are managing now an if no club when are you coming back to managing a club or have you given up management?

    April 11, 2013 at 10:14 am | Reply
  19. Aashish thapa

    Do you think ronaldo deserves fifa player of the year?

    April 13, 2013 at 7:07 am | Reply
  20. Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Ruud used to be a fine footballer and leader of men on and off the field. I have watched Ruud on the BBC as Pundit with Gary Linekar and his boys. Ruud's comments are always balanced and constructive. The Flying Dutchman is never rude.

    April 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  21. valentin

    Hey Ruud,

    Throughout your long career as a football player, who was in your opinion the best player you ever played against?


    April 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  22. victor

    Hey Ruud,

    I've always been a big fan of yours. Pure class on and off the pitch.

    Here's my quesiton: in your opinion, what would the FIFA / UEFA do if they discover that a superstar like Messi and Ronaldo has failed a doping test? What do you think they should do?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

    April 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  23. reason ndiweni

    Ruud you were such an excellent player and wish you would do the same in your managerial duties,please return to football but I am surprised why the Dutch national team is failing because they quality coaches.If the other part of the world doesnt like you please come Africa

    April 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Reply

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