Former Ajax coach Peter Bosz has been confirmed as the new head coach of PSV Eindhoven.
The 59-year-old succeeds Ruud van Nistelerooy, who quit one match before the end of last season after complaining the club had lost faith in him.
Bosz told the club’s website he wanted to recreate PSV’s dominance of the Eredivisie during the mid-1970s and late 1980s, which culminated in winning the European Cup in 1988.
“Last season we won two trophies, but our goal is to become league champions.
“I think the combination of the squad and my way of playing football can bring success. PSV has had periods in the past when it dominated Dutch football. I want to bring back those days.”
Bosz coached Ajax during the 2016-17 season, taking the team to the Europa League final before losing to Manchester United. He has since coached Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and Olympique Lyonnais in France.
However, his only trophy as a coach remains the Jupiler League title with De Graafschap in 2004/05.
Meanwhile, Ajax are reported to be closing in on Sparta coach Maurice Steijn as a permanent replacement for Alfred Schreuder, who was fired in January.
Interim coach John Heitinga was told last week his contract would not be extended after the club decided it wanted a more experienced coach.
Steijn saved Sparta from what looked like certain relegation last season after taking over with four games to go when the club was bottom of the league. This year the Rotterdam club finished a creditable sixth, before losing a play-off for the last Conference League place to Twente on Sunday.
Twente will join AZ Alkmaar in the Conference League next season. Ajax will be seeded in the play-offs for the Europa League group stage, PSV will enter the Champions League in the third qualifying round, while Eredivisie champions Feyenoord go straight into the draw for the group stages.
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