Role of consultant Anelka at Roda JC seems to be played out

Role of consultant Anelka at Roda JC seems to be played out

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Roda JC it is not longer on the services of Nicolas Anelka. The former topspits was in February appointed as a consultant and was mainly involved with the youth of the Limburg club.

Anelka came to Kerkrade in the footsteps of Aleksei Korotaev. The Swiss would be the majority shareholder of the club, but was soon arrested in Dubai on suspicion of issuing an uncovered cheque.

Tuesday was a request for release of Korotaev rejected. Thus it appears Anelka has no future in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. Since the appointment of Harm van Veldhoven as technical director in June, it is Anelka, not in Kerkrade.

“Nicolas is not part of our technical framework,” says Van Veldhoven in The Telegraph. “There is shortly after my appointment still in contact with him via his agent, but that is after a week or three has died. Financially, it is also almost impossible to get him inboard.”

General director Wim Collard wants to be a return of the 69-fold French international cannot be totally excluded. “The network and the knowledge of Nicolas are of course always welcome, but at this moment, our focus is not on the French market.”


The Limburg millionaire Frits Schrouff remains as lender occur, in each case, to the situation with Korotaev is resolved. “I will Roda JC never unhealthy to leave,” said Schrouff.

“Of course there must be a new financial structure which the club is independent of me. We are working on. I have patience. Aleksei Korotaev we start slow to forget.”

For Roda starts the new season Sunday at 12.30 pm with an away game against PEC Zwolle.

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