Dutchman van der Gaag linked with Sydeny

Ben McKay

Dutchman Mitchell van der Gaag has been linked to the vacant Sydney FC coaching position.

Telesport website reports the 46-year-old, who coaches Eredivisie club Excelsior, is currently considering a move to the A-League premiers.

The same report says van der Gaag has been offered a role at NAC Breda in the Dutch top flight.

Van der Gaag, a former centre-back and youth international, took Excelsior to an 11th place finish this season.

He has previously coached in Portugal and Cyprus.

The Sky Blues are without a coach after Graham Arnold left the club at season's end.

Arnold will take over as Socceroos coach after the World Cup.