Feyenoord wants to appoint Frank Arnesen this winter as technical director, according to various Dutch media on Monday. The position has been vacant since the departure of Martin van Geel at the end of last season.
According to De Telegraaf , Feyenoord initially wanted to appoint Arnesen at the end of this season. The 63-year-old Dane, however, was recently fired at Anderlecht, so that he could start in Rotterdam in the shorter term.
Since the end of May, the position of technical director at Feyenoord has been filled on an interim basis by Sjaak Troost, member of the supervisory board. The current number ten in the Eredivisie has since been looking for a permanent replacement for Van Geel.
Arnesen started his career as a technical manager at PSV in 1994, after which he also worked in Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Hamburger SV, Metalist Kharkov and PAOK in that capacity. The former footballer of Ajax, Valencia, Anderlecht and PSV joined the supervisory board of PSV on 1 June 2017.
Feyenoord is also looking for general director
In December 2018 he stopped at the Eindhoven residents because of his departure for Anderlecht, where he was appointed as technical director. The Belgian top club sent Arnesen out of the avenue at the beginning of October and therefore nothing prevents a transfer to Feyenoord.
In addition to being a technical director, Feyenoord is also still looking for a new general director. That position became vacant in July as a result of the resignation of Jan de Jong and has been filled since the end of September by Mark Koevermans, who was already working as a commercial director for Rotterdam residents.
Feyenoord is not only experiencing a difficult period in terms of organization, but also in the sports field. The team of coach Jaap Stam won only three of the first ten league games and currently occupies tenth place in the Eredivisie with fourteen points, twelve less than leader Ajax.
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