Hans van Breukelen stops as technical director at KNVB

Hans van Breukelen stops as technical director at KNVB

Hans van Breukelen has decided to step down from his position as technical director at the KNVB on 1 August next. The former international says goodbye to the football association after 13 months.
The KNVB management respects Van Breukelen’s choice to leave. “It’s a shame, but we are separating in a good way,” said Jean-Paul Decossaux on behalf of the amateur and professional football directors. ‘As technical director, Hans has set a lot in motion within the union and football, we are grateful to him for that.’

As technical director, Van Breukelen is responsible for all football matters within the KNVB until 1 August. He developed, among other things, the Winners of Tomorrow plan, the plan that should take Dutch football further in the future.

Good feeling
‘I leave with a good feeling, because I know that I have done everything I can to achieve our objectives,’ says Van Breukelen. ‘But I remain self-critical. I have not been able to achieve my – and our – ambitions sufficiently. I draw my conclusions from that. I wish the KNVB all the best and keep hoping for a Dutch team at the upcoming World Cup and a successful WEURO for the women. I believe in the strength of our football and it will remain so. ‘