Van Nistelrooy returns ‘home’

He was able to take over as manager at Turf Moor after Vincent Kompany left Burnley for Bayern Munich, But Ruud van Nistelrooy has finally decided to return ‘home’. While Manchester United has yet to make it official, the Dutchman was photographed arriving at Carrington on Monday morning alongside René Hake.

ABoth will join Erik ten Hag’s technical team with a contract, as reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, for two seasons. Days after making official the extension of the first team coach’s contract until 2026, the ‘red devils’ have added one of their legends to the cause.

The former Real Madrid player, who began his coaching career at PSV Eindhoven, has been without a club since leaving the Dutch side in May 2023. Although his experience in coaching is very short – assistant coach in the Netherlands and coach of the PSV Eindhoven youth teams before taking charge of the first team – the Premier League is a league he knows well. His performances during five seasons at Manchester United, during which he scored 150 goals in 219 games, allowed Ruud van Nistelrooy to sign for Real Madrid in 2006.

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