Fredericus (Fred) Jacobus Rutten (Dutch pronunciation: [freˈdərikʏs ˈfrɛt jɑˈkoubʏs ˈrʏtə(n)]; born 5 December 1962) is a football coach and a former footballer. 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 Arnhem, Feyenoord, Al Shabab, Maccabi Haifa and more recently Anderlecht.
Rutten in August 2014
|Full name||Fredericus Jacobus Rutten|
|Date of birth||5 December 1962|
|Place of birth||Alverna, Netherlands|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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 Arnhem where John van den Brom had been head coach before moving to Belgian side RSC Anderlecht. Rutten left Vitesse Arnhem 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. Feyenoord reached the knockout stage of the Europa League for the first time since 2004 with Rutten as head coach. 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.
Rutten then had brief spells in the Middle East at Al Shabab and Maccabi Haifa. On 6 January 2019 he became head coach of R.S.C. Anderlecht. However, on April 16th he was already fired after only 13 matches.
- As of 12 April 2019
- "Rutten relieved of duties with immediate effect". schalke04.de. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- "Feyenoord fires coach Fred Rutten after team finishes 4th, misses automatic spot in Europe". 17 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Soccer-Belgium's Anderlecht part company with Dutch coach Rutten". 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
- Fred Rutten at Goal.com