Fred Rutten

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Fred Rutten
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Personal information
Full name Fredericus Jacobus Rutten
Date of birth (1962-12-05) 5 December 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Wijchen, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1992 Twente 317 (11)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Twente
2006–2008 Twente
2008–2009 Schalke 04
2009–2012 PSV
2012–2013 Vitesse
2014–2015 Feyenoord
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fredericus (Fred) Jacobus Rutten (Dutch pronunciation: [frəˈdeːrəkəs ˈfrɛt jɑˈkoːbəs ˈrʏtə(n)]; born 5 December 1962) is a former footballer and current football coach of Feyenoord. As a player, Rutten spent his entire career with Twente during the years 1979 to 1992. Following his playing career he also managed FC Twente, before moving on to clubs like FC Schalke 04, PSV, Vitesse, and Feyenoord. He was born in Wijchen, Gelderland.

Coaching career[edit]

Rutten has managed Twente (assistant manager, manager and technical director) and PSV Eindhoven (youth coach and assistant manager). In the summer of 2008, he took over as head coach of Bundesliga club Schalke 04. On 26 March 2009, Rutten was sacked as Schalke manager.[1] On 17 April 2009, Rutten signed a contract as the new manager of PSV Eindhoven, for the season 2009–10. During the 2009–10 competition Rutten's side remained undefeated for 39 consecutive games. On 12 March 2012 Rutten was sacked as PSV manager following losses to Twente (2–6) and NAC (3–1) in the Eredivisie and to Valencia (4–2) in the Europa League. The following season Rutten served as head coach of Vitesse where John van den Brom had been head coach before moving to Belgian side RSC Anderlecht. Rutten left Vitesse after the 2012-13 Eredivisie season, finishing in 4th place. On 3 March 2014, Feyenoord released a statement confirming they had hired Rutten as their new head coach for the 2014-15 Eredivisie season. On 2 March 2015, Feyenoord announced that Rutten had decided not to extend his 1-year contract, meaning he would leave the club at the end of the season.


Managerial statistics[edit]

Club Games Win Draw Lose Win %
Twente 68 36 20 12 52.94%
Schalke 04 24 10 7 8 41.67%
PSV 72 51 15 6 70.83%
Vitesse 34 19 7 8 55.88%
Feyenoord 41 21 8 12 51.21%
As of 18 March 2015


  1. ^ "Rutten relieved of duties with immediate effect". 26 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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