An interesting email came in:
Gullit won't last more than a season in LA.
He's a larger than life character, very outspoken and with an ego to match his stature as
one of the best players of the past two decades.
He was a much, much better player than Beckham and infinitely better than that loudmouth Lalas, so you know who'll be governor of LA.
Don't be surprised if Ruud benches both Beckham and your favorite player Donovan.
He's very capable of doing that. Just ask Allan Shearer at Newcastle.
Gullit was outstanding at Chelsea but was ultimately sacked for bringing in too many Black players. At one point up to seven of his starting line-up was Black. The official line was that he had a falling out with the chairman over his contract demands. But Gullit denied that.
Ditto at Feyernoord where Solomon Kalou first flourished . Too many Black players by the former Dreadlocked icon cost him his job.
How do I know this? I'm African and know players who played for Ruud, who dedicated his 1987 World Player of the Year award to the then incarcerated Nelson Mandela.
Ruud is a Dutch freethinker who's not beholden to anyone.
Remember how he walked out on the Dutch squad on the eve of the 1994 World Cup finals? He won't suffer fools (read Lalas) easily.
LA is about to become a very exciting place!