Ruud Van Nistelrooy will take charge as the new manager of Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven. He will take over from Roger Schmidt. Van Nistelrooy has also played for Eindhoven for 3 years and scored 62 goals in 67 league appearances in that period. Later, he moved to English Giants Manchester United in 2001.
Van Nistelrooy and his Career
The Dutch forward was regarded as one of the most complete strikers in the world back then. His finishing was lethal and that attracted many clubs in Europe. He was spotted by Sir Alex Ferguson while he was dominating the Eredivisie with PSV. He was signed by United in 2001 for a club-record fee back then.
The forward appeared 150 times for the Red Devils and scored 95 goals for them. Moreover, he also won the Premier Golden boot along with Premier League player of the season in the 2002-03 season. Later, he went to sign for Real Madrid after enjoying successful 5 years in the Premier League. He had a glorious playing career with tons of Individual and collective honors.
After retiring from football in 2012, Ruud Van Nistelrooy served as assistant manager of the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup. He was the assistant of Guus Hiddink. Also, he was later appointed as the Manager of PSV U-18s in 2018. He has gained good experience in coaching younger sides over the past three years.
Van Nistelrooy will now replace outgoing coach Roger Schmidt whose contract is up in the summer. Schmidt is believed to accept an offer from Benfica for next season. After accepting the offer, Nistelrooy said: “It has always been my dream to be the head coach at PSV. This is the right moment to take the next step”.
PSV is currently 2nd in the league and just behind Ajax. They have a young team that can definitely learn a lot from Ruud Van Nistelrooy from next season. Lastly, it’ll be good if Nistelrooy could carry the form from his playing career into his Managerial career.
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