Cocu has tumour removed

PSV Eindhoven head coach Phillip Cocu has undergone successful surgery to remove a "benign" tumour from his back, the Eredivisie club have announced.

The 43-year-old former Holland midfielder had recently complained of back pain and was subsequently diagnosed with a tumour, which doctors believe to be benign having removed it on Thursday morning.

PSV are set to host FC Groningen at the Philips Stadion on Saturday night but Cocu will not be involved as he begins a course of rehabilitation.