The Mighty Buccaneers are still looking for new coach to replace Julio Leal, who was fired by the club at the beginning of April.
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus has also been linked with the big position at Parktown.
Gullit recently featured in an advert for Carling Black Label, who are Bucs sponsors, and according to our reliable sources in the Pirates camp Gullit's CV is on top of the pile on Irvin Khoza's desk at their offices in Parktown.
"Ruud Gullit has been in the country several times and is fond of South Africa. He is very interested in the job at Pirates," the source says.
But Bucs communication manager Mickey Modisane says now is not the time to discuss the issue.
"Our focus now is on the two remaining games and we will only discuss the issue of the coach at the end of the season," he says.
Pirates are on the verge of winning the League title again, just needing to win their two remaining matches.