Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy ‘put his name in’ for the Burnley job, according to journalist Alan Nixon.


Burnley were relegated from the Premier League last season after finishing 19th in the league table.


Following their relegation, Vincent Kompany left the club to take charge of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.



Now, ahead of their campaign back in the Championship, the Turf Moor outfit are in search of a manager.


Burnley have been linked with several candidates and it has been claimed that former Manchester United forward Van Nistelrooy has ‘put his name in’ for the job.



Van Nistelrooy has been out of work since he parted ways with Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven in May 2023.


The Manchester United legend guided PSV to the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup in his season with them.



Van Nistelrooy knows English football well from his time as a player and won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup with Manchester United.


He also scored a huge 150 goals in just 219 outings during his time as a striker at Old Trafford.


Burnley are believed to favour other candidates with Frank Lampard, Scott Parker and Craig Bellamy key contenders.