Philips Sport Vereniging or PSV or even PSV Eindhoven is one of the most prominent football clubs in The Netherlands. The club were formed on August 31st 1913, and were known as Philips Eftal until 1916, the same year that the team were promoted to the top level of the Brabantian FA.
Koeman departed to Valencia in October 2008, to be replaced for a short spell by Huub Stevens, before Fred Rutten took over. Towards the end of Rutten’s reign much money was spent on new signings without success, leading to the return of Advocaat after a caretaker spell from Cocu who led the team to lift the KNVB Cup in 2012 with a 3-0 win over Heracles Almelo at De Kuip.
Cocu took the team to the 2014-15 Eredivisie title, for the first time in seven years to end the previous four year dominance of Ajax.
However, before hand I decided to visit the Jan Louwers Stadion on arrival in the city. This was the base of the city’s ‘second’ club FC Eindhoven and dropping in would save me time before my flight the following morning.