Feyenoord has Friday Sjaak Troost was appointed as the temporary successor of the outgoing technical director Martin van Geel. The former player of the club was already on the board of directors.
The criticized Of Yellow made eight weeks ago, announced that he his position after eight years and finishing in Rotterdam, and Feyenoord is for the time being not been able to find a suitable successor.
Comfort takes on interim basis the lead during the next transfer and do that until the winter break of next season. In the meantime, looking for Feyenoord continue to be a permanent replacement for Of Yellow.
“Fair is fair: we have the market well inventoried, but the ideal technical director, is not currently available”, says general director Jan de Jong on the website of Feyenoord.
“Now there important months arrive, we are therefore pleased to see that we are temporarily able to rely on a race-Feyenoorder, that this feature can and will fill. And one that, as a Feyenoorder it is fitting, stand up now the club needs him.”
Sjaak Troost (right) in his last years as a Feyenoord player. Left coach Hans Dorjee, in the middle of team-mate John Metgod. ()
Comfort was previously commercial director
The 59-year-old Comfort, that since January of 2018 the supervisory board and already fourteen years was sales director, came as a player throughout his career for Feyenoord.
He was in 1984 won the national championship and captured four times the national cup with the Locals. Belonged to the old defender to the Orange-selection on the european CHAMPIONSHIP of 1988, when he was at that tournament than a minute in action.
“I know the club well and know that there are – for example, with my co-direction and people such as Stanley Brard, Dirk Kuijt, the new trainer Jaap Stam, and countless others – enough colleagues with specific knowledge and skills in house to work to good decisions for Feyenoord to come,” said Comfort.
Outgoing technical director Martin van Geel (left) and general director Jan de Jong. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Of Yellow leaves due to criticism
Under the reign of the Yellow grabbed Feyenoord in 2017 the first national championship since 1999. Since then, the team of coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who also leaves The Cockpit, less successful.
Yellow approved in march that criticism of the fans and media play a large role in his choice to leave. “The negativity towards my person was too great to continue,” he said.
Feyenoord was already fast a successor for trainer Van Bronckhorst. At the beginning of march it was announced that PEC Zwolle-coach Tribe for two years, at the vijftienvoudig champion.
Last season ended Feyenoord distance away from Ajax and PSV eindhoven as the third in the Eredivisie, which means that the citizens of Rotterdam after the summer break come out in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
De Kuip Stadium. (Photo: Pro Shots)