On 12 March 2012, it was announced that head coach Fred Rutten would be replaced by former assistant-coach Phillip Cocu in the role as caretaker until the end of the 2012 season. Ernest Faber, former PSV defender and youth coach, was accordingly signed on a two-year deal from FC Eindhoven as Cocu's assistant-trainer. Rutten's resignation was originally planned to happen at the end of the season, but the fact Cheap nike shoes t that he had not been able to bring PSV back to the top of the Eredivisie in his previous seasons, and that the team recently had lost vital points against FC Groningen, FC Twente, and NAC Breda in the title race, meant that the club acted before Rutten's scheduled departure.
Cocu and Faber's first match in charge of PSV was the second leg of their Europa League Round of 16 match against Valencia CF on 15 March 2012. They drew 1–1 at the Philips Stadion, which meant that Valencia advanced to the Cheap authnetic nba jerseys quarter-final 3–5 on aggregate. Ola Toivonen scored the only goal for PSV in the Philips Stadion, but the team created many chances and above all showed evidence of progress.
On 16 March, former PSV player and club youth coach Chris van der Weerden was appointed as additional assistant-coach under Phillip Cocu.
PSV's first Eredivisie match Cheap Miami Heat jerseys under the supervision of Cocu and his new staff was the 5–1 win against SC Heerenveen on 18 March 2012. Ola Toivonen, Orlando Engelaar, and upcomer Memphis Depay each scored a goal, while Dries Mertens scored two. The win revitalized the club's current ambitions of becoming champions. On 21 March, PSV advanced the KNVB Beker final by beating Heerenveen 1–3. Zakaria Labyad, Giorginio Wijnaldum and Tim Matav¸ each scored, while Przemysław Cheap Oklahoma City thunder jerseys Tytoń, who had replaced Andreas Isaksson as first choice in the goal, saved a penalty from Bas Dost.
The Philips Stadion is the PSV home base. Since the founding of the club, PSV's home base is still at the same place where the PSV sports grounds were established in 1913. It was first inaugurated by the five year old boy named Frits Philips, in January 1911 when the Philips Elftal played their first game. PSV was not founded yet. The neighborhood where the stadium is located is the Philipsdorp ('Philips village'), close to the centre of Eindhoven. The current capacity has been achieved by various modernisation programmes.
The stadium can accommodate 35,000 people on match days. Plans to further expand the ground to 45,000 seats are being examined, this would have been a mandatory task if the World Cup of 2018 or 2022 would have been hosted by the Netherlands and Belgium. The average attendance for the season 2007–08 was 33,600. All seats are covered and heated. In the summer of 2005, the board of the club decided Cheap nba jerseys to remove the tall fences around the pitch, replacing them with 90 cm high railings keeping the spectators off the grass. Unauthorized persons who do invade the pitch will receive a ¤15,000 penalty and a ten-year-ban from visiting the Philips Stadion.
The stadium has been host to many European Cup matches, and was one of the Dutch venues for the Euro 2000 competition jointly organised by the Netherlands and Belgium.
In 2006, the UEFA Cup Final between Sevilla FC and Middlesbrough was held in this stadium.
The stadium also features a Michelin-starred restaurant (Avant Garde) situated high above the pitch and available for meals wrapped around matches. No other stadium in the Netherlands holds a Michelin starred restaurant.
Approximately 3,5 km northwest of Philips Stadion Miami Heat jerseys lies "De Herdgang" - the training facilities of PSV. It is located near Philips de Jonghpark, in woodland surroundings. It is also the base of the club's youth team "Jong PSV" and therefore also consists of a youth complex with a main pitch and an artificial pitch. The first team's training sessions are often open for the public.