Gudde and Smith ‘honored’ with the intended senior positions at KNVB
Eric Gudde and john Smith are proud to announce that they would likely have a high position at the KNVB are going to meet. Gudde was nominated as the new director of football, while Smith is the intended chairman of the supervisory board.
The 62-year-old Gudde must be at the KNVB, the successor of Bert van Oostveen. He is as at 30 november available, when his function as managing director at Feyenoord down.
The 71-year-old Smith is three months ago, resigned as chairman of Heracles Almelo, but returns may be now back as a director. Both say it’s an honor to be asked to be for the vacant positions within the football association.
“It is still just a proposal, so we need the process remains to be seen,” says Gudde Monday at RTV Rijnmond. He can only after september 4 will be appointed if the supervisory board is installed.
“Until that time, for me, everything is focused on Feyenoord, because its there for the next few weeks also was important to challenge to do.” An earlier departure at the End is not yet. “We need the process to wait and see. It is inappropriate to be in this situation already, many more to go and tell.”
Smith, who is the new head of the supervisory board must be, say, for Pensions not to have applied to the function. “They were looking for an entrepreneur with rich experience as sportbestuurder. So they are close to me come true. I find it honorable to do this to be asked. It is still just about the highest job in the Dutch football.”
Smith is aware that Gudde the proposed new voetbalbaas. “Yes, that is with us discussed. I have a lot of confidence in Eric Gudde and can well handle. He was at the end of may, at my farewell reception at Heracles.”
The initial Gijs de Jong in August 2016, left Van Oostveen follow-up as a director, but his nomination was suspended following criticism of a majority of the clubs from the Eredivisie.
KNVB carries Eric Gudde for as the new director of football