KNVB carries Eric Gudde for as the new director of football

KNVB carries Eric Gudde for as the new director of football

The selection committee of the KNVB has Monday Feyenoord director Eric Gudde nominated as the new director of football. In addition, Jan Smit, the proposed new chairman of the supervisory board.

The 62-year-old Gudde, who in June announced that he per 30th of november his function as managing director at Feyenoord will resign, the KNVB, the successor of Bert van Oostveen.

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.

Smit (71), who at the end of last season after a period of almost twenty years retired as chairman of Heracles Almelo, the new supervisory board.

Elsemieke Havenga-Hillen, Han Berger, and Niek Jan van Kesteren, are nominated as new members of the supervisory board, which currently only consists of Erik Mulder and Simon’s Basement. Mulder remains in contrast to the Basement as a member.


“We are confident that these candidates along the set course of the KNVB further content and form can give,” explains John Jaakke, a member of the selection committee of the KNVB.

“It is a skilled group of people with relevant experience. They complement each other, both in person as knowledge and skills. And last but not least: they have the heart for football and want to devote themselves for professional football and the KNVB.”

The three-man selection committee, which in addition to Jaakke consisted of Toon Gerbrands and Jan Rapmund, started the search for a new executive director and three supervisory board members outside the BOARD in may.

In June, Hans van Breukelen, known to the KNVB to leave as technical director. The former goalkeeper continued to August 1 in service, because the football association for a new director of football and new supervisory board members wanted to search.

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