(Belgium) John de Jong has been dismissed from his position as sporting director of PSV, the Eindhoven club announced in a statement on Friday evening after its Board of Commissioners considered that there was no longer sufficient grounds for continue the collaboration.
PSV has terminated, with immediate effect, the contract with John de Jong who must leave the Dutch club after 22 years spent in the colors of PSV both as a player, head of scouting and then sporting director. “I carried out an evaluation of the last transfer period with the Board of Commissioners and we unanimously considered that trust was broken and that it was no longer possible to continue with John de Jong,” said PSVn CEO Marcel Brands. John de Jong joined the management of PSV in October 2018. His function will be distributed internally. “I have always put PSV’s sporting ambitions first, keeping an eye on the club’s financial health,” John de Jong said in the statement. “Every decision made this summer received the support of the entire management. This staff and this selection are able to succeed this season. As a PSV player, I have worked at the club in various roles for almost half of my life. will continue to reward him.” (Belgian)