René Eijkelkamp will support PSV's interim trainer Ernest Faber in the second half of the season. The 55-year-old former striker has been part of the technical staff of the Eindhoven residents twice before.
Eijkelkamp was an assistant to Guus Hiddink at PSV between 2004 and 2006 and between 2009 and 2012 he worked in the staff of Fred Rutten.
"In addition to a great deal of experience and expertise, René also has the capacity to connect. That means he has added value for us," says technical manager John de Jong on the PSV site on Tuesday.
As a player, six-time international Eijkelkamp made twelve goals in 44 games for PSV between 1995 and 1997. "René knows the club and the culture, but is also an independent thinker," says Faber.
"He has a great deal of experience in the position that he will now hold for us. René will be on the field three or four days a week and I am glad that we can also use his input."
Faber was appointed mid-December as an interim trainer as successor to the fired Mark van Bommel. He was already supported by assistants Boudewijn Zenden and Adil Ramzi, goalkeeper coach Ruud Hesp and sounding board Hiddink.
"René has worked in this role before. In addition to a great deal of experience and expertise, René also has the capacity to connect. With that he is of added value for our 'Technical manager John de Jong'Avatar
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