NOS-director of The Young follows Gudde as director at Feyenoord
Jan de Jong is the successor of Eric Gudde as general director of Feyenoord. The 50-year-old director is leaving after nearly 25 years of the NIS.
The Young, for ten years general manager in public broadcasting, where he initially as an intern. He occurs on november 1, in service at Feyenoord.
Gudde is at the KNVB nominated as director of football. In that function he needs to stick to take over from the departed Bert van Oostveen.
“After more than 24 years of NOS I am not, of course, to book as a jobhopper,” says De Jong on the website of the NOS. “I was there with a lot of fun for years to be able to work, because I have severe suffering from clubtrouw. But this opportunity is unique.”
The Young likes of Feyenoord, a structural the top clubs in the Netherlands, with many players from the own youth. The Rotterdammers were last season for the first time in nineteen years won the national championship.
“Anyone who knows me, knows of my huge fascination with sport and for the Team,” says De Jong. “Wigan has a bright future. That’s what I want with my knowledge and experience in the coming years to contribute my bit to it.”
“We are pleased that Jan Feyenoord will strengthen as general manager,” said Gerard Hoetmer of the supervisory board of Feyenoord. “He has years of experience in leading a complex organization, managing diverse stakeholder groups, and the development of a leading media company.”
“Furthermore, his great knowledge of the sport – and to football, with the corresponding relationships and networks, seamlessly with the ambitions that we as a club have. Additionally, we are convinced that Jan as a person is a excellent match with Feyenoord.”
“With his no-nonsense attitude and all of his experiences fits Jan de Jong all the way in the Rotterdam and Feyenoord-culture to the big goals that we have set for ourselves: again structural to the top of the football, the construction of a new stadium and the youth year after year, the best of the Netherlands”, says Hoetmer.