Ruud van Nistelrooy has resigned as PSV coach because he did not get enough support from the board of directors, as he described it, amid reports of player rebellion despite leading the club to victory in the Dutch Cup final last month, and he is likely to play in the Champions League next season.

On Wednesday, PSV confirmed Van Nistelrooy’s departure after discussions with the club’s management, after it was reported that several players had lodged complaints about his training style and game plans.

Some initially suggested the two sides talk more at the end of the season, which ends in the Netherlands next Sunday, but Van Nistelrooy tendered his resignation on Wednesday morning.

Eindhoven said in a statement that he regretted the move, and added: Coach Ruud van Nistelrooy announced this morning that he was leaving PSV.

And follow: PSV regrets this decision and is grateful to him for winning the Johan Cruyff Shield and the Dutch Cup and hopes to finish the season in second place.

Assistant coach Fred Rutten will lead the team in its last league match at Alkmaar Stadium, where it needs one point to secure second place and qualify for the Champions League next season, which deprives Ajax Amsterdam of its place in the most prestigious club competition in Europe.

Former Manchester United striker Van Nistelrooy, 46, took over PSV at the start of the current season, replacing Roger Schmidt, and suffered an early setback when the team was knocked out of the Champions League by Rangers.

The penalty shootout victory over Ajax in the Dutch Cup final last month did not ease the tension between the coach and his players. There were also reports in the Netherlands of his strained relationship with his assistants Rutten and Andre Uiger.

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