Cocu Start Success as coach
Eindhoven – Phillip Cocu also proved himself a great deal when working behind the scenes. After success as a player, he began to achieve success as a coach.
Cocu just give Eredivisie title this season for PSV Eindhoven. The original male Eindhoven managed to finish fast PSV league title that has lasted for seven years.
For Cocu, it is the second title which he achieved as a coach. Previously, he was offered the title of the Dutch Cup for PSV in the 2011/2012 season. But, at that time he was still a caretaker.
While still active as a player, Cocu name skyrocketed when defending PSV in the period 1995-1998. He then moved to Spain and joined his favorite club, Barcelona. At Barca, he met other Dutch players like Michael Reiziger, Frank de Boer, Patrick Kluivert, and Boudewijn Zenden were shoulder to shoulder under the polish coach Louis van Gaal. During strengthen the Blaugrana, he only won one title, La Liga 1998/1999.
Cocu left Barcelona in 2004 and re-strengthen the PSV. Although at that time was no longer young age, Cocu was still able to contribute important and contributed three Eredivisie title in a row.
Cocu retired in 2008 after playing one season in the United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira. He then returned to the Netherlands to study coaching. Cocu subsequently worked in several youth team PSV.
Cocu also worked in the Dutch national team and was assistant head coach Bert van Marwijk. He, along with Van Marwijk and Frank de Boer, delivering Oranje to the 2010 World Cup finals.
Cocu became caretaker PSV in March 2012 following the sacking of Fred Rutten. Although only a few months to lead the team, he managed to give the title of the Dutch Cup. In the next season, PSV chose Dick Advocaat as coach remain, while Cocu switch to U-19 team.
Cocu was appointed as head coach of PSV PSV in 2013. The decision proved right as Cocu managed to bring an end to the dominance of Ajax Amsterdam PSV in the Eredivisie this season.
Under polished Cocu, the PSV remained resilient despite their main team dominated the young players. Cocu polish successful young stars like Memphis Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Maher, and Jetro Willems. Depay is still listed as the top scorer in the Eredivisie with 19 goals.
Cocu, who is now aged 44 years, is likely to face some serious problems in the next summer. He is now in danger of losing some of its flagship player. Depay and Wijnaldum widely rumored to being targeted by top European clubs. As Karim Rekik a mainstay at the back has a contract with Manchester City and should be returned when the lending period is completed ..
In fact, Cocu is likely to meet a more severe test in the next season. He will face former teammate in the Dutch national team are also already turned-coach. De Boer, who previously won four consecutive league titles with Ajax, certainly do not want to beat Cocu again. Threats may also come from Feyenoord, which start next season will be coached by Giovanni van Bronckhorst.