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PSV appoints Van Nistelrooy as New Head coach

by Jones Udokoghi
PSV appoints Van Nistelrooy as New Head coach

PSV appoints Van Nistelrooy as New Head coach. Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been appointed as new PSV Eindhoven manager, starting from next season. Contract until June 2025, statement confirms.

The ex Manchester united and Real Madrid legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been working at the youth level as an assistant coach for the academy, and was recently considered for the role of the head coach.


Van Nistelrooy scored 62 goals in 67 games for PSV between 1998 to 2001 helping them win back-to-back league titles, before joining Manchester United, where he won a Premier League title, an FA Cup and a League Cup.

The Netherland international has signed a three year deal and will begin his Coaching career at the end of the season when Roger Schmidt contract expires.

Van Nistelrooy who scored 150 goals in 219 games for United, as well as becoming, at the time, their all-time European record goalscorer, but fell out of favour towards the end of his tenure.

Van Nistelrooy thought the team had stagnated.

PSV appoints Van Nistelrooy as New Head coach
Van Nistelrooy

He didn’t believe the team could win the Champions League a trophy that eluded him dispite his illustrious career, with the emergence of young players like Wanye Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The ex PSV forward Van Nistelrooy didn’t have much hope in the young generation thereby navigating his move to away from the club, the Dutch striker left Old Trafford in the summer of 2006 and headed to Spain to join Real Madrid.

The dutch man battled with injury in the Spanish capital but still scored an impressive 64 goals in 96 matches. He won Laliga twice with Real Madrid before ending his career 2012.

“I have been working towards this moment for years”, Van Nistelrooy said in a statement.” I am proud and convinced that I am ready to take a lead role at my club. Several things came together in the last month.

Talks with the entire management and board have strengthened my view on the unity and ambition to achieve something special with PSV in the long term”.

Van Nistelrooy ties with PSV goes back a long way. He then turned his attention to coaching as he became assistant to Dick Advocaat in the Netherland national team before joining the youth set up at PSV. Van Nistelrooy knows the club in and out and would surely be inspired to take the club back to it’s glory days.

PSV appoints Van Nistelrooy as New Head coach
Van Nistelrooy

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