Infantino calls Van Basten fantastic addition to FIFA


Infantino calls Van Basten fantastic addition to FIFA

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Marco van Basten is Friday, much to the delight of FIFA president Gianni Infantino officially appointed at the wereldvoetbalbond. The Dutchman, there is a soccer technical positions.

“Marco is football”, starts Infantino proudly on the site of the FIFA. “When I was with him began to talk about the vision of the game, knowing what he already has done for football, it was quickly clear that Van Basten a great asset to FIFA.”

The Swiss think that the European champion of 1988 a large role in the future of the FIFA. “We need football to nurture, protect and develop. Marco is next to a legend also a connoisseur.”

“He can do a lot for the football come to mean, anywhere in the world. I am very happy with his arrival.”


The 51-year-old Van Basten, who is officially the ‘FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development, since July 2015 the assistant of Orange-coach Danny Blind, but at the end of August it became known that he was going to the FIFA would leave.

The KNVB and the former striker came Thursday agreed that he per October 1, starts at the Dutch national team.

The former trainer of AZ and sc Heerenveen look forward to start on his new job.

“It is a great honour for me to be here. I am very proud to be able to work in the heart of FIFA, the heart soccer. I hope that I can make football the number one sport of the world.”

The KNVB made Friday announced that the bond with Jong Oranje coach Fred Grim a new assistant to the Blind has found.

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

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