Feyenoord and Fred  Rutten are so content  with each other that both sides are willing to hold talks over a new deal for the current boss. Rutten joined Feyenoord in the summer after Ronald Koeman had  left for Southampton. Despite losing a host of key players the club is still performing well.

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rutten fey rdSpeaking at the club’s New Year’s reception general director Eric Gudde said: “Although we spoke out the ambition to tie Rutten down for a longer period already in November, it’s not an issue for us just yet. We have not set a date by which the deal should be completed.”

Although no deadline has been set, NuSport are reporting that a deal could be reached by the end of this month. Rutten is likely to be offered a new one-year deal, just like Feyenoord did with Koeman during his three year reign at  De Kuip.

Rutten was given the hard task to rebuild Feyenoord, having lost the  likes of Janmaat, Pelle, De Vrij, Martins Indi in the summer. Jordi Clasie was also expected to leave the club but surprised by signing a new deal in the summer crushing the speculation about his future.

During his current spell with the club, Fred Rutten was quick to make one crucial decision: Erwin Mulder was ejected from his position in goal and replaced by deadline day signing Kenneth Vermeer.

Feyenoord did well  in the first half of the current campaign. A 3rd place halfway through the season can be seen as a massive achievement by Rutten and his team given the fact that so many key players from previous have moved on to bigger and better things. Winning their group in the Europa League is another brilliant achievement under those circumstances.

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