THE dreadlocked Dutchman enjoyed plenty of success while in charge at Chelsea, and it was hoped that he could bring some of his "sexy football" with him to Tyneside.

Gullit got off to a bad start when United lost 4-1 against Liverpool in his first game in charge, though the highlight of his one full season in charge was the FA Cup run that eventually ended in defeat against Manchester United.

However the league form was patchy, and some high-profile disagreements with some of the club's senior players did not help his cause.

A bad start to the 199/000 season put pressure on Gullit, and a home defeat by Sunderland proved to be the last straw as the Dutchman handed in his resignation three days later.