Mark Koevermans, a former professional tennis player, resigned as Feyenoord’s general director.
The Rotterdam football club said on Wednesday that Koevermans no longer feels he can operate or make suitable decisions as a result of a series of occurrences.
Koevermans’ home windows were damaged in September, and graffiti was written on his front door, likely by hardcore fan club members.
“Since I was a child, Feyenoord has held a special place in my heart. Working for Feyenoord was, without exaggeration, a childhood dream come true for me when I was appointed.
As a result, it is not going to be a good day for me. This choice is painful “Koevermans, who joined Feyenoord as commercial director in 2009, agreed.
Earlier this year, Koevermans was allegedly hounded at home by enraged Feyenoord fans, who were unhappy with the plans for the construction of a new stadium.
In an intimidating manner, fans also paid a visit to the architect of Feyenoord City, the area development of which the new stadium is a part.
Feyenoord, through a representative, described the September incident as “beyond scandalous for words” and said he wanted to “spend as few words as possible” on it.
Later in the day, the chairman of the supervisory board Toon van Bodegom and vice-chairman Gerard Moussault will give a more detailed explanation of Koevermans’ departure.
After holding the post on an interim basis for many months, Koevermans officially succeeded Jan de Jong as general director two years ago.
He says his goodbyes with a sorrowful heart. “However, despite the fact that I will miss the club, my colleagues, and many others in the area, I believe this is for the best.”