Its official: Ruud van Nistelrooy will be Roger Schmidts successor to PSV. The Eindhoven club will make the news global on Wednesday evening.
Van Nistelrooy signed a contract until the summer of 2025 and is assisted by Fred Rutten, who will act as a sounding board. “Ive worked towards this moment for years,” says Van Nistelrooy in an initial response. “I am proud and convinced that I am ready to take a leading role at my club. My goal has always been the main training at PSV.”
Earlier this season, Van Nistelrooy was still reluctant about a possible step to the first team. “I was convinced that I could fully direct my own trainer career and added one more season of experience as a trainer of Jong PSV. But it doesnt turn out to be directing. Now is the time.”
The arrival of Marcel Brands, who will take over from Toon Gerbrands, played an important role in Van Nistelrooys choice. “The appointment of Brands as General Director of PSV and the conversation I had with him have given me the final push to take this step with conviction now. PSV is taking a new path this summer and I want to be part of that.”
André Ooijer and Willem II trainer Javier Rabanal will assist Van Nistelrooy with the first team. The further implementation of the technical staff will be announced at a later date. Van Nistelrooy gained experience as a trainer at PSV over the past nine years. Since this summer, he has been coaching Jong PSV in the Kitchen Champion Division and before that he was a trainer at PSV O18. During the European Championships 2020, he was an assistant at the Dutch national team under Frank de Boer. Van Nistelrooy completed the same role from 2014 to 2016 under national coach Guus Hiddink.
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