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Holland left-back Erik Pieters would be interested in joining Newcastle this summer, according to his agent.

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PSV Eindhoven beat Heracles Almelo 3-0 to lift the Dutch Cup yesterday, just weeks after former captain Philip Cocu took over as manager of the club.

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Phillip Cocu replaces Fred Rutten at PSV Eindhoven

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