Toon Gerbrands and Robert Eenhoorn take temporary seats on the supervisory board (supervisory board) of the Eredivisie CV (ECV). Six of the eighteen Eredivisie clubs are represented in it.
‘Good reflection and cross-section of Eredivisie’
In addition to Gerbrands (PSV) and Eenhoorn (AZ), Martin van Geel (Willem II), Thijs van Es (FC Utrecht), Manfred Laros (Sparta Rotterdam) and Marco Bogers (VVV-Venlo) are also part of the new supervisory board of the ECV. Ajax and Feyenoord are missing.
The six will take the place of John Jaakke, Peter Fossen and Oege Boonstra. They left last week during the Meeting of Associates, because they did not feel enough confidence in the Eredivisie teams.
Remarkably, both Gerbrands and Eenhoorn had previously served on the supervisory board of the ECV. They resigned in 2016 and 2018 respectively due to dissatisfaction with the course of events, but are now returning.
Jan de Jong, director of the Eredivisie CV, is delighted with the names. “I see it as a national cabinet in which a lot of knowledge, skills and experience come together. In these busy and hectic times we need decisiveness and I am glad that everyone is taking their responsibility”, he said in a press release on Wednesday.
“We really need that right now. Moreover, it is also a good reflection and cross-section of the Eredivisie. It is a supervisory board in which all eighteen clubs feel represented.”
The new supervisory board will work with De Jong on a plan “to further professionalise the Eredivisie, to increase its effectiveness and decisiveness and to simplify decision-making”. It is also being investigated whether the Eredivisie (Eredivisie CV) and Kitchen Champion Division (Coöperatie Eerste Divisie) can merge into one professional football organization.
The plans are intended to be completed by the middle of next year and then be adopted in the Meeting of Associates. After that, the six directors step down and make way for a new supervisory board.