Former Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk has admitted his shock after hearing the KNVB had reappointed Bert van Oostveen as chairman of the board.

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van marwijkThe KNVB announced the decision to extend Van Oostveen’s contract until 2019 on Monday, despite Netherlands missing out on the European Championships next year.

Speaking to Voetbal International, former Netherlands and current Saudi Arabia boss Bert van Marwijk has given his reaction to the news.

Van Marwijk said, “Its Remarkable”

“I find the decision difficult to understand, difficult to grasp, too,”

“In business, I think it would have been decided differently. Because the policy of recent years has not been very clear, rather obscure. ”

Van Marwijk clearly points the finger at Van Oostveen for choosing Guus Hiddink, and failing to appoint Ronald Koeman as Louis van Gaal’s successor.

He said, “It is not often that a coach such as Ronald Koeman presents himself openly as a coach,”

“The board, with Van Oostveen ultimate responsibility, however, set a different path. And now it turns out that the road has been proven wrong.”




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