Ruud Van Nistelrooy Returns To Manchester United As Coach

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of their former player, Ruud van Nistelrooy, as an assistant manager to Erik ten Hag.

Ruud van Nistelrooy played for Manchester United between 2001 and 2006 as a striker and was a huge success at the club.

Before he left Old Trafford, Van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals for the Premier League giants. He is currently the club’s 11th all-time highest goalscorer.

After retirement from professional football, the 48-year-old Dutchman ventured into football management. He last coached PSV Eindhoven where he won the Dutch Cup.

Ruud van Nistelrooy decided to resign from the position towards the end of the 2022-2023 season because some of the club’s players were not happy with his coaching method.

Since he left PSV Eindhoven, he has been without a job until he completed his return to Manchester United earlier today, July 11.

Van Nistelrooy and former Go Ahead Eagles head coach, Rene Hake will now serve as Erik ten Hag’s assistant coaches until June 30, 2026.

“I am delighted Rene and Ruud have agreed to join our project, adding a wealth of experience, knowledge and new energy to the staff,” said Ten Hag.

“Now is a good time to refresh the coaching team as we look to build on the achievements of the past two years and push to the next level.”

Note that Benni McCarthy and Mitchell van der Gaag are no longer part of coach Erik ten Hag’s coaching crew. Steve McClaren (Senior first-team coach), and former Scotland and United midfielder Darren Fletcher (first-team coach) are still part of the crew.

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