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Valentijn Driessen: ‘Trembling at the KNVB how the director got out of bed’ | Football


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Case of emotion management. The first female KNVB director Marianne van Leeuwen gets out of bed one morning in January and realizes that she must immediately sign Ronald Koeman as Louis van Gaal’s successor. Why the rush? The doom and gloom that dawned on her that night was that Koeman would no longer be available for Orange on January 1, 2023. So she calls the outgoing director of top football Nico-Jan Hoogma and chairman Jan Albers and football man Han Berger of the supervisory board to say that she will complete the arrival of Koeman as soon as possible.

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