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PSV have officially presented 43-year-old Ronald Koeman as their new head coach for the next season at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Jan Wouters and Tonnie Bruins Slot will be added to the PSV technical staff as Koeman's assistants. Jan Wouters and Tonnie Bruins SlotKoeman will be assisted by Jan Wouters and Tonnie Bruins Slot. "The latter will be given several assignments, such as analyzing opponents, but he will also be on the training pitch at times." PSV will not appoint a new Director of Football. Stan Valckx (Manager Football Affairs), Chairman Westerhof and Koeman will cooperate closely where it concerns taking technical decisions. Goalkeeping coach Joop Hiele has already agreed to extend his contract and will be a member of the technical staff. Very confidentPSV Chairman Rob Westerhof introduced Koeman. "We are delighted to welcome him here. Ronald has it all. He has shown his skills at international top level as a player as well as a coach. He knows the Dutch league and made appearances for PSV. He has linguistic skills and is widely accepted within the organization of the club and the squad. It is great we have reached agreement. We are very confident that he will be successful as coach of the current and future squad", announced Westerhof at a press conference in the Eindhoven Philips Stadium on Thursday afternoon.RespectKoeman, who took charge at Benfica for one season, said he had returned to Holland sooner than he had expected. "But as soon as PSV approached me, I have indicated I was interested. I have always taken PSV to heart. PSV stand for respect, fun and kind-heartedness. I am delighted to be back; it is a great challenge." Koeman is not afraid of succeeding Guus Hiddink. "I am not afraid, but I do have great respect for what Guus and his assistants have accomplished the past few years. I have started jobs before which did not turn out to be simple ones, but I will give my all to make sure PSV will continue to be successful. The players of the squad can still make progress and gain experience. I am looking forward to it", said the brand new PSV hard coach, who will soon get in touch with Farfán, Alex and captain Phillip Cocu. Koeman is most anxious to include Cocu in his squad next season and he will do his utmost to persuade Farfán and Alex to stay with PSV, he explained..