Also ex-international De Kock is moving on as commissioner KNVB

Also ex-international De Kock is moving on as commissioner KNVB

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Following In the footsteps of Johan Lokhorst and Ger Vermeulen is also Johan de Kock stepped down as member of the supervisory board of the KNVB.

By the resignation of the former international is the supervisory body of the football federation is now only Henk Kivits and Simon’s Basement. This confirms the KNVB website.

“The internal and external power struggles, the constant pressure and the associated discussions, which in no way football related, have me make this decision do take”, explains De Kock’s departure. “In my seventeen-year-old career as a footballer, I am rarely early changed, this feels like a loss.”

Two weeks ago, said a majority of the Eredivisieclubs confidence in the board of directors of the KNVB. As a consequence, the appointment of Gijs de Jong as director of football is suspended, and also announced Lokhorst and Vermeulen to their position.


The board of directors professional football of the KNVB wants as soon as possible new board to appoint. Therefore, on 13 October, an extraordinary general meeting in Zeist, the netherlands.

Until that time, continue to Kivits (supervisor on behalf of the Premier league) and Basement (supervisor on behalf of the Jupiler League) as the only two members of the supervisory board. “The remaining board of the KNVB, I wish you much wisdom and strength in the continuation of the current business,” says De Kock about it.

“I am convinced that the path to an open and public-friendly KNVB, with more transparency and service orientation, will eventually lead to an optimal football.”

Back Michael van Praag called last week to all the remaining supervisory board members have to say goodbye to, because they are not good with him and the betaaldvoetbalclubs would communicate.

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