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Mark van Bommel leaves Milan for former club PSV Eindhoven

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Dutch international and AC Milan midfielder, Mark van Bommel has announced that he is set to return home to former club PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season, reports Associated Press. The 35-year-old midfielder claims that he has taken this decision “because I have to respect the wishes of my family ... I have to return to Holland.” He added that he would continue to play for a year or two and then become a coach. He expressed his desire to coach Milan in the future and heaped praise upon the Serie A giants, claiming that “this club was like a family.”

Van Bommel left the Dutch side for FC Barcelona in 2005 after seven successful seasons at the club. He enjoyed considerable success with the Catalan side winning a Champions League title and the La Liga. He left Barca for German side Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga title twice in addition to two DFB-Pokal trophies. He signed for AC Milan in January 2011. During his stint at Milan, he has won one Serie A title and a Supercoppa Italiana besides being an integral part of the squad that reached the quarter finals of last season’s UEFA Champions League.

His transfer comes alongside the appointment of Russia coach Dick Advocaat, who rejoined the Eredivisie side on a one-year deal. Advocaat will take over from caretaker coach Phillip Cocu, after Euro 2012.

Van Bommel's Milan teammates, striker Filippo Inzaghi, midfielder Gennaro Gattuso and defender Alessandro Nesta have also announced their departure from the club, who conceded the Serie A title to Juventus last weekend.