Van Nistelrooy to be Ten Hag's assistant at Man Utd

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According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Ruud van Nistelrooy is already in Manchester, where he has signed a contract as Erik ten Hag's new assistant coach. He will be joined by his compatriot Rene Hake. These signings are powerfully striking because both agree to leave their previous head coaching positions to take on secondary roles in the team of Erik ten Hag, who has recently been renewed until 2026.

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Ruud van Nistelrooy is close to completing his return to Manchester United. The former player was spotted in Malaga at a match honouring 120 years of football in the Costa del Sol capital. Now, he is in Old Trafford to sign a contract as assistant coach to Erik ten Hag. The journalist Fabrizio Romano announced it on his social media, where he detailed that he will commit for two seasons.
It is a powerfully interesting news because, with this move, the former PSV coach agrees to continue his career in a lesser role than the previous one, in which he directly took the reins of the Eredivisie team during the 2022/23 campaign.
Moreover, Rene Hake, who remains linked with Go Ahead Eagles, will join him in this tactical reinforcement for the Red Devils.
The two coaches sign for precisely the period for which their boss has been confirmed as soon as the 2024/25 season begins. In this way, elite football knows a new way of dealing with the commitment to a coach, not only by renewing him, but also by surrounding him with more talent.
The connivance of coaches from the Netherlands will increase the cohesion of the coaching staff, so that a firm planning is expected throughout the season that is about a month away.
The aim is to get back into the Champions League, recover the best versions of players like Marcus Rashford and return, little by little, to a fight for the Premier League that has become more complicated than ever because of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal and the emergence of strong projects like Unai Emery's Aston Villa.