The Dutch club PSV Eindhoven recently disclosed that Ruud Van Nistelrooy has stepped down from his position as manager of the team before the team’s last game of the season.
Ruud van Nistelrooy leaves PSV Eindhoven with immediate effect. He won’t even be in charge of the team during the last game against AZ Alkmaar. He won the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup in his only season in charge.
The victory in the Dutch Cup came earlier this month for the former striker for Manchester United and Real Madrid at the Philips Stadion. He was previously in charge of the team for only one year.
PSV are going to finish in second place in the Eredivisie if they get a single point in their last match, which will take place on Sunday away at AZ Alkmaar.
According to the club’s press release from Wednesday, Van Nistelrooy, who is 46 years old, did not think he had enough support after a number of recent conversations about “internal affairs.”
The team had hoped that he would finish out the season with them, but he has decided to go at this time instead. Fred Rutten, who will be in charge, will be leading the excursion to Alkmaar.
The following is an excerpt from the club’s official statement: “Van Nistelrooy revealed earlier in the day that, in his humble view, there was insufficient enthusiasm within the club to keep going longer.” He immediately moved around to convey this to the personnel and the players.
“PSV is disappointed in Van Nistelrooy’s choice but thankful to him for helping the club win the Johan Cruyff Shield and the KNVB Cup this season. The club is working hard to finish the football year in second place.”