Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as the new PSV boss starting from next season.
The Dutchman is currently the assistant coach of the team and will be taking over from Roger Schmidt who will be stepping down from his role at the end of the season.
“PSV has appointed 45-year-old former striker Ruud van Nistelrooij as their new manager on a 2025 contract to replace Roger Schmidt who will leave his post at the end of the season when his contract ends,” a statement from the club noted.
It will be Van Nistelrooy’s first senior management job after coaching the club’s U19 and U21 levels. Prior to joining United as a player in 2001, Van Nistelrooy scored 62 goals in 67 matches for PSV and returned to the club as a coach of their junior sides when he retired in 2012.
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The Times has reported that Van Nistelrooy was being considered as a potential coach at Ajax if Erik ten Hag becomes United manager this summer; a move that forced PSV to act faster and promote him at the club.
The club still has a chance of winning the Eredivisie this term under Schmidt as they are currently placed second in the league.