Chairman of the supervisory board KNVB get on

Chairman of the supervisory board KNVB get on

Johan Lokhorst get immediately as chairman of the Board of directors of the KNVB. Lokhorst says that he is without the confidence of the eredivisieclubs cannot function.

That made the KNVB Friday night known.

The 64-year-old Lokhorst came in the last months more and more under fire, because of all the problems that was under him, within the KNVB came into being. A majority of the clubs decided this week the confidence to say in the supervisory board. The departure of the president is just another change in a short time in the top of the football association.

On the website of the KNVB, explains Lokhorst: “Without trust you can not function. Certainly not as president, because that is primarily responsible for the policy conducted. So, I will act.”


Lokhorst got a lot of criticism on his performance at the KNVB. After the Dutch national team last year, qualification for the european CHAMPIONSHIP was lost, was decided by the supervisory board to the criticized director of professional football Bert van Oostveen ‘just’ to 2019 to be reappointed.

Against the meaning of Van Oostveen decided to the sb this year a technical director to be appointed. Hans van Breukelen got Orange in his job description, but he was immediately confronted with the chaos there.

Van Oostveen decided to take a step back, which the supervisory board Gijs de Jong voordroeg as his successor. That in turn led to indignant reactions in the back Michael of Prague, which will not been informed about the upcoming departure of Van Oostveen, and the clubs. Who said Wednesday the confidence in the supervisory board, and the appointment of The Young was suspended.


Lokhorst, the supervisory body of the KNVB since the summer of 2012. He was on 4 June 2012 by the clubs appointed as successor to the Bank Korthals. Lokhorst worked the three years before that, in the European football body, UEFA, as a member of the commission that the finance in the holes.

Commercial director of football Jean-Paul Decossaux understand the step of Imaging. The remaining members of the board of commissioners consider over the next week about the situation, reports the bond.

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