For the past few days it has been remarkably often about Fred Rutten. The assistant coach of the club is in the news because of his role at PSV.
Under Ruud van Nistelrooij, things would no longer run completely parallel to the expectations created. At least, that’s what several media have been reporting in recent days. Firm and rapid action would also be taken, it is said in the Eindhovens Dagblad and De Telegraaf, among others. If PSV could seize second place against Heerenveen, the club would intend to take steps quickly.
There will be a lot of changes in and around the player group and in and around the technical staff next summer. This is reported by the Eindhovens Dagblad. It is currently questionable whether Fred Rutten will stay at the club. De Telegraaf reports that the relationship between Ruud van Nistelrooij and his assistants is ‘below freezing point’. The Eindhovens Dagblad reports that ‘number of frictions’ in the technical staff and especially at the beginning of this calendar year there was ‘hassle’.
Reference is made to the Spaniard Javier Rabanal, who is not always loved by other staff members. That would be the reason that he has not been on the bench during games for some time. Rabanal was brought to PSV through the intercession of Ruud van Nistelrooij.
In any case, the result is that André Ooijer announced his departure and Rabanal no longer seems to get a prominent role within the staff. It is not yet clear about the future of Rutten. Van Nistelrooy hopes that he will stay. ‘It is clear that Rutten wants to see Champions League level or potential towards that level in everything at PSV. He already indicated this when he was appointed and, according to those involved, has not been observed everywhere this season. It is also clear that Rutten’s craftsmanship is fully endorsed within PSV,’ according to the Eindhovens Dagblad.