PSV close to signing Mark van Bommel
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands ● After signing Dick Advocaat as their new coach, eredivisie giant PSV Eindhoven, is hoping to sign Dutch international Mark van Bommel.
Van Bommel is playing this weekend his last game for AC Milan and has been negotiating with PSV for the last couple of months.
Advocaat signed a one-year deal in Eindhoven and will replace Philiip Cocu, who had been acting as caretaker since Fred Rutten was sacked in March.
Ernest Faber will be his assistant, with Cocu coaching the club’s reserve team.
During his first spell in charge at the Philips Stadion, Advocaat won the Dutch Cup in 1996 and the Eredivisie title in 1997.
Nicknamed the ‘Little General’ Advocaat had a brief spell in charge of Belgium’s national team between October 2009 and April 2010.
In May 2010 he became Russia coach, leading them to this summer’s European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, where they will face Greece, Czech Republic and Poland in Group A.