Ruud van Nistelrooy leaves PSV Eindhoven after one season as head coach

Ruud van Nistelrooy has left PSV Eindhoven as head coach with immediate effect, De Telegraaf reports.

His time as PSV’s head coach has come to an end after just one season with the 46-year-old leaving the club with immediate effect. 

In his short time as head coach, the former Manchester United striker secured a cup double with the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup – both times beating rivals Ajax.

In a statement, PSV said: “Head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy announced this morning that he is leaving PSV. PSV regrets his decision and is grateful to him for winning the Johan Cruyff Scale and the TOTO KNVB Cup and hopes to finish the season with second place.”

In recent weeks, Dutch media reported that things were not going well between Van Nistelrooy and his assistants Rutten and André Ooijer. Some key players also complained about the former striker to the club’s board.

The club are currently sitting behind Eredivisie champions Feyenoord and could well secure a place in the Champions League qualifying rounds next season if they can secure a result against AZ Alkmaar this weekend.

Fred Rutten will be the head coach in the last league match against AZ on Sunday.

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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