Dutch Erik ten HAG will take over the coaching office at Manchester United from summer. But Ajax Amsterdam’s still coach is already looking for reinforcements, also for his coaching team. For this he has now collected a first removal.
“Erik Ten Hag asked me if I wanted to be his assistant at Manchester United. I said no,” said Fred Rutten on the Dutch TV.
The former Schalke coach (2008 to March 2009) added: “Everyone makes their own decisions in their life. I have a family, I have grandchildren that I want to see. I would have felt uncomfortable with this kind of project.”
Rutten will become an assistant coach at PSV Eindhoven under Ruud van Nistelrooy from the summer. “At Manchester United you would climb a train that you can no longer get down. I want to feel comfortable with what I do. And that’s the case at PSV,” said the 59-year-old.
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As head coach, Rutten, in addition to Schalke, was already active in Eindhoven, at Vitesse Arnheim, Feyenoord Rotterdam and the RSC Anderlecht.