The arbitration committee of the KNVB does not consider itself competent to examine the request of PEC Zwolle to the Eredivisie duel with Ajax back to move.
“We do not consider ourselves authorised to this dispute, what, we, nevertheless, very regrettable”, reports the arbitration committee Tuesday. “This matter ends here today.”
It is now up to PEC to see if they have any other legal steps wants to do. “We are disappointed that the commission did not have jurisdiction”, says technical director Gerard Nijkamp of the Zwolle.
“We found something, would the president also say about it afterwards. We consider us now or we go to the burgerrechter go.”
Duel moved to Ajax more rest for a duel with Real
The KNVB has moved the race last week at the request of Ajax from 2 to 13 march, so that the citizens of Amsterdam more peace in the run-up to the return against Real Madrid on 5 march, in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
According to the KNVB is in the interest of Dutch football is that Ajax can optimally prepare for that duel in the Spanish capital. The team of trainer Erik ten Hag should there a delay of 1-2 see.
Only if Ajax Real Madrid wins, the Dutch champion in 2020 may directly enter the group stage of the Champions League.
PEC three matches in eight days to play
PEC Zwolle don’t see it sitting around after two weeks without a match, then three times in eight days to play and quantity, therefore, an urgent arbitration. The team of coach Jaap Stam hits AZ on march 10 (home), Ajax, on 13 march (from) and Excelsior on 17 march (from).
Also PSV, Ajax’ main rival for the title in the Premier league, has expressed his displeasure over the move of the match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
“First of all, I think it’s good that the KNVB thinks along with the clubs in Europe to play football. But not in this way”, said PSV-trainer Mark van Bommel. “If you who makes arrangements, then you need to fulfill. If you have appointments, want to change, then you need to consult with all clubs. Not only with us, but also with PEC.”
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