This is Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s second title in the 2022/23 season with PSV. Previously, the former Dutch player and his students won the Johan Cruyff Shield (Dutch Super Cup) 2022. The feat of “Van Gol” was even more mentioned when he officially took power at the Philips stadium less than a year. .
In both times lifting the trophy, Van Nistelrooy and his students defeated great rival Ajax. The home team Johan Cruyff has been in decline this season, after coach Erik ten Hag left.
In addition to his impressive achievements in domestic cup competitions, the former Man United striker also helped PSV rank 2nd in the Dutch league. At the moment, PSV is 8 points behind Feyenoord in the championship race. In the event that the championship cannot be won, the Eredivisie runner-up also helps PSV have a ticket to the Champions League qualifying round.
According to the strategist born in 1976, PSV has a new direction of development and he is eager to be a part of this plan. The former Man United striker wants to help the host club achieve more success in the future.
As a player, Van Nistelrooy had 3 seasons with PSV (1998-2001). He then joined Manchester United for a then-record fee of £18.5 million. At Old Trafford, the Dutch striker scored 150 goals in 219 matches, along with the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup titles.
PSV is the most traditional club in the Netherlands with 24 national championships, 11 national cup titles and 13 Dutch Super Cups. This team also won the European Cup (the precursor to the Champions League) in the 1987/88 season and the UEFA Cup (the predecessor of the Europa League) in the 1977/78 season.
Tuan Nguyen | 05:34 05/02/2023