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The official appointment of Fred Rutten as first team coach was met with very positive reactions from the PSV players. After a behind-closed-doors training session on Friday afternoon, PSV TV sounded out, among other players, captain Timmy Simons, Ibrahim Afellay, Otman Bakkal and caretaker manager Lodeweges.
'A capable man for the position'
'I got to know him when he was head of the PSV Academy', said Otman Bakkal. 'He is a coach who is right on the ball and demands a lot from his players. But he is also a warm person who wants to get close to the squad. We're starting from scratch and I think that's a good thing.' Along with Bakkal, Afellay also worked with Fred Rutten. 'I've always worked well with him. He communicates well with his players, which is an asset and he knows exactly what's going on', said Afellay. Timmy Simons thinks that appointing Fred Rutted as head coach has been the right decision. 'He is even-tempered and quiet, which is an important characteristic. I hope he will follow the same line as with FC Twente.' Caretaker manager Dwight Lodeweges calls Rutten a capable man for the position. 'He has attained the necessary experience to make a capable man for the position. He impressed during his spell with PSV and also showed his managerial skills with FC Twente. I think he has got all the qualities needed to be a good manager.'