PSV Eindhoven have confirmed Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy will join their coaching team next season.
Currently Netherlands manager Danny Blind’s assistant, the 39-year-old will leave his post to return to a club where he first made his name. He will mentor PSV’s Under-17s, Under-19s and reserve sides.
According to the Guardian, regarding the opportunity, he said: "I’m really looking forward to my new job at PSV, where I’m going to help the young attackers to maximise their potential."
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Whilst playing for the Dutch outfit, Van Nistelrooy scored 75 goals in 91 appearances before moving to Old Trafford for £18 million in July 2001.
After enjoying a prolific five-year spell with the Red Devils, the former Netherlands international signed for La Liga's Real Madrid, where he won two domestic titles and earned himself the prestigious Pichichi Trophy - awarded to La Liga’s top goalscorer - in 2007.
Prior to his retirement in 2012, Van Nistelrooy also spent time in Hamburg SV and Malaga.
When it comes to nurturing and polishing raw talent, PSV are held in extremely high regard; the Eredivisie champions have established themselves as a fantastic stepping stone for world-class prospects.
Indeed, Arjen Robben, Ruud Gullit, Brazil's Ronaldo, Romario, Jaap Stam and Ronald Koeman, to name but a few, all wore the famous red and white shirt before joining Europe’s elite.
Bearing the above in mind, it goes without saying that Van Nistelrooy’s vast experience will benefit the likes of Gianluca Scamacca, Joey Konings and Steven Bergwijn, all of whom bright prospects in Dutch football.
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