Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has left his position as PSV Eindhoven’s head coach with immediate effect.
The 46-year-old announced his resignation to the Board of Directors and a statement was released by the Dutch club via its Social Media platforms this afternoon.
In it, PSV expressed its disappointment at losing Van Nistelrooy, who helped guide the Dutch side to the Johan Cruyff Shield and a dramatic KNVB Cup final success, in which PSV saw off rivals Ajax in a penalty shootout victory in Rotterdam.
Hoofdtrainer Ruud van Nistelrooij heeft vanmorgen bekend gemaakt te vertrekken bij PSV.
PSV betreurt zijn besluit en is hem dankbaar voor het winnen van de Johan Cruijff Schaal en de TOTO KNVB Beker en hoopt het seizoen af te sluiten met het behalen van de tweede plaats.
— PSV (@PSV) May 24, 2023
Former Man United poacher announces he will step down from PSV post immediately
Van Nistelrooy scored an incredible 150 goals in just 219 appearances during his time at Old Trafford between 2001 and 2006 under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, winning the Premier League and FA Cup during his time in England.
Despite leading the club to a cup double in his first season with the club, Van Nistelrooy announced he is leaving PSV citing a lack of support from the club.
The Red and Whites only need one point in their final match of the season against AZ Alkmaar to confirm their qualification to the third qualifying round of the Champions League next season.