Fred Rutten is the new trainer of Anderlecht. The 56-year-old Dutchman follows Hein Vanhaezebrouck as a coach at the Brussels formation.
Rutten draws a multi-year contract with Anderlecht, but it is unknown for how many seasons he exactly going to work for the Belgian top club.
“We are going to have a collaboration with Rutten to this and following seasons great successes to achieve”, says sports director Michael Verschuren Sunday on the website of Anderlecht.
Rutten is the sixth Dutch coach of Anderlecht. John van den Brom was from 2012 to 2014 the last Dutchman that the team under his wing. Previously Hans Croon (1975-1976), Arie Haan (1986-1987 and 1997-1998), Aad de Mos (1989-1992) and Jan Boskamp (1993-1997) trainer of Anderlecht.
Anderlecht had since mid-december looking for a new coach after the resignation of Vanhaezebrouck. The Belgian was working on his second season at the recordkampioen of Belgium.
Anderlecht has a disappointing season. The team in the Jupiler Pro League only fifth and was in the Europa League in the group stage turned off.
Rutten starts at ninth job as head coach
Rutten was detained since the beginning of november without the club. When he stepped in as coach of the Israeli Maccabi Haifa, after technical director Mohammed Allach just left.
Anderlecht is the ninth job as head coach for Rutten. The one-time Orange-international started his career as an independent coach in 1999 at FC Twente and returned there in 2006, after roles as head of youth and assistant coach at PSV.
Then was the former player of the Enschedeërs also head coach at Schalke 04, PSV, Vitesse, Feyenoord and Al Shabab in the United Arab Emirates.
In 2001 captured Rutten with FC Twente in the KNVB cup in the final PSV in after penalty kicks to defeat. In 2008, he became during his second period in Enschede voted coach of the year in the Eredivisie.
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