Ronald Koeman wants to be the next manager of Fulham after winning the Dutch title with PSV Eindhoven, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 44-year-old has told his closest friends that he is keen on the Craven Cottage post – and contact has been made through third parties to land the job.

Koeman is also often remembered by England fans for a tackle on David Platt, in a game that England had to win to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals. Platt was through on goal with only the goalkeeper to beat when Koeman dragged him to the ground, but he escaped a sending off and scored a crucial free-kick as the Dutch won 2-0.

Koeman, who took his first steps in coaching by becoming part of the Dutch backroom staff under Guus Hiddink at the 1998 World Cup, led Vitesse Arnhem to a UEFA Cup spot in his first managerial job. Having been appointed Ajax boss in 2001, Koeman led them to a domestic double in his first season in charge and won the league again the following season. He guided Benfica to the Champions’ League quarter finals before returning to Holland with PSV Eindhoven, whom he coached to the title this season.