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Fred Rutten introduced as the new coach of Anderlecht: “Third choice? There, I think not.”

The Dutchman Fred Rutten is Monday morning in Neerpede presented as the new coach of Anderlecht. The former coach of, among others, Schalke 04, PSV and Twente have the Brussels club back on track. View above the first images of his arrival at Anderlecht.

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The 56-year-old Dutchman, signed in the Belgian recordkampioen a contract for an indefinite period – not directly common in the football world – and brings with Arno Fungus also his own assistant to the Astridpark. With Karim Belhocine, Pär Zetterberg, Gino Caen, Max de Jong and Jonas De Roeck crack the technical staff of Anderlecht so slowly at the seams. “I have often with Arno worked with and I hope with his coming, the processes to speed up so that we get faster results would be able to pick up”, told Rutten.

Sporting director Michael Verschueren gave a bit more explanation about the choice for the Dutchman. “We have a choice taken at this time for us is right,” said the strong man of RSCA. “There are the past few weeks a negentigtal cv’s arrived at the club, in which there are a dozen interesting profiles were. With this, we have four or five candidates as a result. In a search for a new coach, there are always multiple runs, each manager can tell you that. It is unfortunate that over the ‘umpteenth’ choice is spoken. We set this coach with pride, and it is also the intention for long-term work.”

Also I there seems to be no problem to do that with Frank de Boer, Peter Bosz, Phillip Cocu and Martin Jol four fellow-countrymen were called. “For me it doesn’t feel like I ‘umpteenth’ choice of am. I look at this differently. A friend said to me once: “If you are the first to be called up at a club, you’re the new trainer.'”


The command in the short term for the Dutch is clear: Anderlecht back under the people bring in the league. “It is no easy task, but I want to make sure that Anderlecht as quickly as possible back to the front”, known Rutten in the training centre in Neerpede.

The Dutchman realizes that there are Anderlecht still nine tough games await in the rush to the play-offs, with trips to Ghent, Standard, and Antwerp, and a home match against champion Club Brugge, while the club in the league all on fourteen points of leader Racing Genk at the fifth place is parked. “Professional football comes to results, therefore, is also a focus on the next matches. We need the distance with the number of a shrink and I see there potential for. It is now up to the players to make clear what we want. Now it is still all to happen. I am here Sunday night, newly arrived and with no one speaking. Therefore, it is good that we are immediately on stage leave, that way I can the players and the staff quickly get to know. Afterwards we will have a short analysis and then focus on the results – the processes need to quickly enter into force. In addition, we have a number of casualties, and it is intended to in Spain as many players as possible will be fit again.”

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For the somewhat nervous-looking Rutten is Anderlecht the fourth season, after PSV, Feyenoord and Schalke 04. “If Anderlecht is, you say not ‘no’. The club is also in the Netherlands, in Europe even. I am honored that I have here should work. I hope as soon as possible, a team on the field to get that confidence of playing football.”

In the long term – Rutten signed for an indefinite duration in the astrid park – will the Dutchman be deemed to be the Anderlechtse trophy case continue to fill and release just that an important gap on his palmares. At his previous clubs, he knew no prices to win, just to his old love of Twente succeeded. The Tukkers he delivered in 2001, the cup in the Netherlands and so also the first prize in 24 years.

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