‘Feyenoord has been in my heart since childhood. It was with good reason when I was hired that I said, without exaggeration, that working for Feyenoord was a boyhood dream come true. It is painful for me to have to make this decision, but I think it is for the best, despite the knowledge that I will miss the club, the colleagues and many people in the immediate environment,’ said Koevermans.
A former professional tennis player, Mark Koevermans joined Feyenoord as commercial director from sports brand O’Neill in January 2009. He had by that time already built up a sports distribution company. Almost two years ago he was formally named as Jan de Jong’s successor, after doing the duties of general director on an interim basis for a few months.
Supervisory Board chairman Toon van Bodegom and vice-chairman Gérard Moussault will hold a media conference later today to speak in more depth about the departure of Koevermans.