Dutch national team coach Marco van Basten has played down reports linking him with a return to Milan.

Van Basten enjoyed a successful career at the club before injury curtailed his playing days and there has been speculation that he is being lined up to succeed Carlo Ancelotti.

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has stated his desire to see van Basten return to the San Siro in the future but the former Dutch striker claims he will see out his contract with Holland.

“I have a contract until 2008 with the Dutch federation. I’m not looking to go anywhere before that date,” van Basten told Corriere Dello Sport.

“After the World Cup I intend to stay in Holland. I’ve made an agreement.”

However, Van Basten admitted that he enjoys meeting up with his former teammates.

“I’m really happy each time I see and meet people who worked and won with me,” he stressed.

“It was a great period of my life. Each time I meet with a few of my friends, or team-mates or officials it’s always a special moment.

“It’s a pleasure meeting them, but that is all,” he added.

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