Gijs de Jong keeps confidence in the appointment as a KNVB-director


Gijs de Jong keeps confidence in the appointment as a KNVB-director

Although his appointment as director of professional football of the KNVB for the time being, opgschort, hold Gijs de Jong is confident that, in time, that still will happen.

The Young, which are currently still operational director of professional football at the football association, would recently, Bert van Oostveen, the follow-up.

By the departure of several people from the supervisory board after criticism of a majority of the clubs from the Eredivisie was the appointment of The Young delayed.

“Ultimately, I’m the perfect candidate, but suit me well modesty. It is the board that you appoint, but I certainly believe that it will be all right”, says The Young Thursday against BNR.

If the position of director of professional football void, and thinks The Young that there is still a future for him is within the KNVB.

“There are fantastic projects. The electronic referee is still just a beginning, there is still much to be gained in different areas.”


Volgns De Jong is currently the most important within the KNVB for stability. In addition to the turmoil around the departing people, according to the director the need for a different approach.

“A lot of unions are pretty authoritarian organizations, we suffocate from the rules. Twenty years ago many organizations have a dominant and authoritarian leader, now we are much more in the direction of servant, and binding management. It comes to the sport and it’s about time the football goes.”

Van Oostveen made at the end of August, his departure known. The director had been for some time under fire, in part due to his choices for the coaches of the Dutch national team.

See also:
Van Basten agreement with the KNVB about leaving on 1 October

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