After several attacks and threats of fans of the Dutch football first division Feyenoord Rotterdam, GeneralManager Mark Koevermans returns to December 1st. This was announced by the club on Wednesday on his homepage.
The 53-year-old former tennis professional has been working in various features for Feyenoord since 2009. It hurts to make this decision. But I think it s the best, wrote Koevermans.
In September, the slices of his residential building were taken and the front door paved. The perpetrators not yet determined are attributed to the hard core of the trailer. Koevermans was threatened several times. Feyenoord s Board also confirmed that because of the incidents, a potential club sponsor has not signed a signature tire contract and withdrawn.
The Dutch Football Association KNVB reacted in a statement on KoeverMan s withdrawal announcement. The KNVB supported Koevermans, regret his resignation and condemn the violence, said it was in a message.
The new KNVB Director Marianne Van Leeuwen, which is responsible for the professional football, has contacted the Ministry of Security and Justice in the Hague on Wednesday. She stated that the State Institutions in cooperation with KNVB will soon be adopted new measures to combat violence in football.