Former Manchester United and Real Madrid Dutch player Ruud van Nistelrooy are set to be named PSV’s new head coach. The striker who scored 150 goals in 219 games for Manchester United in all competitions, including 25 Premier League goals in 2002-03 to help United become champions is the best candidate standing for the job of the head coach of the club.
Former Manchester United Star Nistelrooy to get PSV Coaching Job
Ruud van Nistelrooy will be given the managerial role in the summer and it will be his first senior managerial role. The 45-year-old will replace Roger Schmidt, who will leave at the end of the season when his contract ends. Speaking about it, he said: “It has always been my dream to be the head coach at PSV.”
I’ve worked intensively with Toon Gerbrands, PSV’s current general manager, the past few seasons,” added Van Nistelrooy, who has signed a three-year deal. “I was convinced I could pursue a professional coaching career and originally thought I needed one more year to gain experience.”But sometimes things do go their way and you find out that life is not completely manageable. This is the right moment to take the next step.”
He retired from playing in 2012 but had two spells as assistant manager of the Netherlands national team and has also been in charge of PSV’s youth and reserve sides. PSV are also in the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League where they face Leicester City in a two-legged tie with the first match at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, 7 April before the second leg at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven a week later.