New Derby County boss Phillip Cocu has been joined at Pride Park by Chris van der Weerden and Twan Scheepers.

Assistant Manager van der Weerden is well known to Cocu, with the pair having played together at Vitesse and PSV Eindhoven, before they worked together as coaches at PSV and Fenerbahce.

Specialist First Team Coach Scheepers arrives from PSV, where he served as a coach for over 10 years within the Academy set-up.

Here, we take a look at the background of the two newest members of the coaching staff…

Chris van der Weerden

Born in Nijmegen, van der Weerden - a right-back by trade - began his playing career at his hometown club NEC in 1990, going on to make over 90 league appearances before he joined Vitesse four years later.

It was in Arnhem where he and Cocu first crossed paths as they spent the 1994/95 campaign together at the club, before PSV signed the pair in a joint-transfer.

The duo remained teammates for a further three years before Cocu made the move to Barcelona, with van der Weerden continuing at PSV until 2001, when he joined Twente.

He moved on to Germinal Beerschot in Belgium and FC Eindhoven before ending his playing career in 2008.

When Cocu was named as the new manager of PSV in the summer of 2013, van der Weerden was named as assistant to his former teammate and the pair enjoyed great success, with three Eredivisie titles won in five seasons.

He also served as assistant to Cocu during a brief spell at Fenerbahce.

Twan Scheepers

Scheepers was born in Eindhoven in 1971 and the striker began his senior career at PSV as an 18-year-old, spending three years at the club before moving on to MVV Maastricht.

Over the next decade, Scheepers played for NAC Breda, Cambuur, SK Lommel and FC Eindhoven, but he suffered badly with injuries - undergoing seven operations on his right knee throughout his career - and retired from playing in 2003.

He made the move into coaching and his switch to Derby comes after over a decade working at PSV, primarily with the club’s academy and reserve sides.