Turkey’s Fenerbahçe football club has named former PSV Eindhoven coach Philip Cocu as its new manager.
After a brilliant five years at PSV, Cocu signed a three-year contract with the Turkish team, new Fenerbahçe Chairman Ali Koç announced on Friday.
“I have to say I am very impressed with the club’s plans for the near future,” Cocu said.
Cocu led PSV to a championship last year, its third title in the last four years, outperforming its rival Ajax.
He played as a midfielder for Spanish giant Barcelona between 1998 and 2004 and started to coach PSV in 2013, where he had also spent six years also a footballer.
“Our sporting director Damien Comolli conducted a yearlong search within the framework of the vision and the targets that were assigned to him. Philip Cocu stood out when the search was completed,” Fenerbahçe Chairman Koç said in a written statement published on the team’s website.
Cocu will start his new job on June 28, when the team goes to camp in preparation for the new season.