The tension seems to be full this weekend at PSV, where these days it is about peripheral matters in the sense of unrest on the bank.
It would no longer go well between Ruud van Nistelrooij and his two assistants André Ooijer and Fred Rutten. At least that is what De Telegraaf reports, after it was heard earlier this season that there were some frictions in the technical staff. Ooijer will stop after this season because of a new challenge. At least, that is the official reading of his departure. Sources report to PSV Inside that other matters are at play.
The last home game of the season is and remains a game in which to win to secure second place. If PSV wins, that coveted second place is a fact. How PSV will play against sc Heerenveen is suddenly shifted slightly to the background in view of the reports from De Telegraaf, which are, incidentally, adopted by almost all media.
In any case, the media will take a serious look at PSV’s bench on Sunday, given the developments. How will PSV fight Heerenveen? The Algemeen Dagblad expects Ruud van Nistelrooij to make at least two changes to his line-up. Phillipp Mwene and Fábio Silva seem to get a starting spot. As a result, Jordan Teze and Guus Til have to take a seat on the bench. The shifting with Teze, who often plays weakly this season, has been going on for months, but Van Nistelrooij always does not decide to pass Teze definitively, although injuries are often the cause of this.
Whether there is really unrest on the bench between Ruud van Nistelrooij and his assistants still has to be seen. It cannot be ruled out that this is just a storm in a teacup. Probable PSV line-up: Benítez, Mwene, Ramalho, Branthwaite, Van Aanholt, Sangaré, Simons, Veerman, Bakayo, De Jong, Silva