Cocu to manage Fenerbahçe, PSV announces

Cocu to manage Fenerbahçe, PSV announces

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Cocu to manage Fenerbahçe, PSV announces

Former PSV Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu before Champions League match against CSKA Moscow at Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands, on December 08, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven announced June 22 that manager Phillip Cocu will take the helm of Istanbul side Fenerbahçe.

In a post shared on its official Twitter account, PSV thanked Cocu for his work with the club and wished him good luck at Fenerbahçe.

"Six trophies in five seasons. We thank you for your successful years with us, wish you good luck in Fenerbahçe," the club said.

Cocu, in his five-year spell with the club, won the league and the Dutch Supercup, each of them three times.

Fenerbahçe also made an announcement about Cocu's appointment, saying that the Dutch manager will be in charge of the team for three years.

"Phillip Cocu will begin work on June 28, when the team gathers for pre-season camp at Can Bartu Facility," the statement said.

Cocu becomes the 72nd manager of Fenerbahçe and the team's 38th foreign manager to take over the managerial duties in the club.

On June 18, Fenerbahçe's newly-elected board parted ways with Aykut Kocaman, who failed to become champions.

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