Rutten could be heading to PSV

Wednesday 25 March 2009 10:33

Schalke's beleaguered coach Fred Rutten is reportedly wanted by Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.

Last season's Dutch title winners have endured a disappointing 2008-09 campaign and dispensed with Huub Stevens’ services in January. PSV have been linked with Klaus Toppmoller, Ronald Koeman and Co Adriaanse in the last two months but Rutten has now emerged as their number one target.

Schalke have reportedly been on the verge of sacking Rutten for several weeks as they continue to struggle in the Bundesliga. They are currently eighth in the table and lost 2-1 at home to Hamburg at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich's general manager Uli Hoeness has no plans to bring a new striker to the Allianz Arena in the summer.

Bayern have already agreed to let Lukas Podolski return to Koln at the end of this season, but are not interested in replacing the Germany international.

"We have decided that for next season we will go with Luca Toni, Miroslav Klose, Ivica Olic and Thomas Mueller," Hoeness told the Munchner Merkur. "I would rather have a few weeks of having a striker shortage, than go through a whole season with the theatre we have had with Lukas Podolski. If we were to buy another player, who was the finished article, then Thomas Mueller would only be sitting on the bench."

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