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KNVB hakt knoop door en wil nieuwe directeur oppikken in VS

KNVB makes a decision and wants to pick a new director in the United States


7:29 – KNVB has approached Ernest Stewart as the successor to Nico-John Hukma, who will leave next summer as director of best football. Stewart, general manager of the American Football Association since 2018, is the main candidate for the KNVB. He is scheduled to begin working on July 1 at the federal office in Zeist.


Suggests that TelegraphAccording to the newspaper, Stewart is “highly respected” at the request of professional football director Marianne van Leeuwen. The two have been in touch, but have not gone into details yet. A series of appointments must be made first. KNVB should buy Stewart’s contract because the director is in the U.S. until the end of 2022.

Stewart himself would be willing to work at KNVB, especially since he and his family have long wanted to return to the Netherlands. The 52-year-old director was born in Vegal. The 101-time American international has worn the VVV-Venlo, NAC Breda and Willem II shirts in the Netherlands. After his career, he worked as a director at VVV, NAC and AZ. In 2015 he chose an American adventure.

The United States Soccer Federation is very pleased with Stewart’s work and wants to extend his contract, especially since he is now aware of KNVB’s interest.

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