Fred Rutten

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Fred Rutten
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Rutten in August 2014
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
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1992 Twente 317 (11)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Twente
2002–2006 PSV (assistant)
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 worked as football coach for several clubs. 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 most recently 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. On 17 May 2015, Feyenoord fired Rutten as head coach effective immediately after a 3-0 loss against PEC Zwolle, causing Feyenoord to finish 4th in the Eredivisie and missing out on directly qualifying for the Europa League.[2]


Managerial statistics[edit]

Club Games Win Draw Lose Win %
Twente 75 39 22 14 52.00%
Schalke 04 37 16 9 12 43.24%
PSV 142 91 33 18 64.08%
Vitesse 41 23 8 10 56.09%
Feyenoord 45 22 10 13 48.89%
Total 340 191 82 67 56.18%
As of 26 April 2015


  1. ^ "Rutten relieved of duties with immediate effect". 26 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Feyenoord fires coach Fred Rutten after team finishes 4th, misses automatic spot in Europe". 17 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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