Ruud van Nistelrooy appointed as PSV Eindhoven Manager from the 2022-23 season

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will become manager of PSV Eindhoven this summer.

Van Nistelrooy, 45, will replace Roger Schmidt, who will be retired at the end of the season when his contract ends.

“It has always been my dream to be head coach at PSV,” said Van Nistelrooy.

He scored 62 goals in 67 games for PSV between 1998 and 2001 before spending five successful years with United, which included a Premier League title.

The former Dutch striker Van Nistelrooy also won an FA Cup and a League Cup during his time in England and won La Liga twice after a move to Real Madrid.

He retired from active sport in 2012 but has twice served as an assistant coach for the Dutch national team and has also been in charge of PSV’s youth and reserve teams.

“I’ve worked intensively with Toon Gerbrands, PSV’s current general manager, the past few seasons,” added Van Nistelrooy, who has signed a three-year deal. “I was convinced I could pursue a professional coaching career and originally thought I needed one more year to gain experience.

“But sometimes things do go their way and you find out that life is not completely manageable. This is the right moment to take the next step.

“PSV are ready to embark on a new path this summer and I am ready to play my part.

“Talks with the board of directors have reinforced the idea that we’re ambitious and look to create something special in the long term. I am excited for the task in hand at PSV.”