PSV Eindhoven have appointed
Dick Advocaat as their coach for next season, the Dutch club
said on their website on Thursday.
The 64-year-old Dutchman has agreed a one-year deal starting
after the European Championship in which he leads Russia in a
group along with hosts Poland, Czech Republic and Greece.
"We wanted a top coach for coming season and Advocaat saw
perspective in PSV," said technical manager Marcel Brands.
"He is looking forward to work with assistants he also
coached as players in the past [Philip Cocu and Ernest Faber]
and we are sure we made the right choice as he rejected very
lucrative financial offers from Russia."
Advocaat had a previous spell at PSV from 1995-98 during
which they won the Dutch league title and cup, joining the club
after leading the Dutch national team to the 1994 World Cup
Advocaat then joined Scottish club Rangers, winning
a domestic treble of trophies in 1999 and double a year later.
Advocaat coached the Dutch team again from 2002-04, reaching
the Euro 2004 semi-finals and in 2006 he joined Zenit St
Petersburg whom he led to the Russian title in 2007 and
the UEFA Cup the following year.
In 2010 Advocaat accepted his another job as a national
coach with Russia, after previous spells with United Arabic
Emirates, South Korea and Belgium.
PSV finished third in the Dutch league after sacking coach
Fred Rutten in March, failing to qualify for the Champions
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