Ruud van Nistelrooy potentially taking over at Burnley is a move that makes very little sense following his time at PSV Eindhoven.

That’s according to prominent Dutch journalist Valentijn Driessen, who has questioned why Burnley would be interested in the coach.

A report in the Netherlands early on Thursday stated that Van Nistelrooy is close to finalising a deal with Burnley to become their next manager and replace Vicent Kompany.

That claimed a deal was close to being done between the two parties, although that was later disputed by Eindhovens Dagblad.

The newspaper insisted that while Van Nistelrooy was a potential target for Burnley, they had not been in contact with the Dutchman for some time and there was nothing moving on that front.

Indeed, they were very keen to pour cold water all over the idea and insist Burnley were just one of the irons in the fire for Van Nistelrooy.

Their insistence was that he was biding his time before making a return to management after leaving PSV Eindhoven 13 months ago, although a return to England would appeal.

Now Driessen has had his say on the matter, questioning why Burnley would want Van Nistelrooy as their next manager anyway.

“I was surprised that Burnley wanted him. Why would a Premier League club (Championship club) want to bring in Van Nistelrooy?” he said.

“I don’t understand where that would come from. That one year at PSV, where he won a number of prizes, obviously did not end as well as everyone thought.

“To Burnley… I think it is a daring step, also for him. You have to get out of that Championship again.”