Paul Van den Bulck resigns as head of the Belgian FA amid bullying allegations and executive committee disagreements

HLN broke the story that the head of the Belgian FA, Paul Van den Bulck, has resigned. This comes after the executive committee denounced Van den Bulck’s chairmanship in an open letter to the Board of Directors. They claimed that the chairman would often interfere in day-to-day policy and lose himself in rules and details. ‘We feel no mutual respect and no confidence from the chairman‘ read the letter. Within the letter there was also a reference to an internal complain about Van den Bulck with reference to bullying and intimidation.

After defending himself to the Board of Directors on Wednesday, the chairman has announced his resignation. In his statement Van den Bulck said ‘I just ask questions to the executive committee, but they don’t report properly. I can’t work like that’.

Van den Bulck has been chairman of the RBFA since June 2022. Now the Belgian FA will be looking for a new chairman to take over the running of the game in the country.

Belgian football at the national level has seen a large turnover of leaders in the past year. Domenico Tedesco recently took over from Roberto Martinez as head of the Red Devils.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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