Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy gets first senior management job

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named the new manager at Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, taking over from Roger Schmidt, at the end of the season.

After hanging up his boots in 2012, Van Nistelrooy turned to coaching – at U19 and U21 level — with PSV. This will be his first senior management job and we’re all rooting for him to be a success in the dugout.

Now he becomes PSV Eindhoven’s head coach.

Prior to joining United as a player in 2001, Van Nistelrooy scored 62 goals in 67 matches for PSV. This will be his chance to give something back to the club as a manager.

Van Nistelrooy believes this is the right time to take the next step.

“This is the right moment to take the next step,” Van Nistelrooy said in a statement via PSV Eindhoven’s official website.

According to The Times, Van Nistelrooy was being considered as a potential coach if Erik ten Hag becomes United manager this summer, although we believe Robin van Persie is interested in the role.

Van Nistelrooy’s focus will be on winning the Eredivisie with PSV next season, but they still stand a chance this term under Schmidt. They are currently in second place behind Ten Hag’s Ajax.

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