Technical Director Frank Arnesen has left Feyenoord, with the two parties agreeing to terminate his contract early.
Arnesen joined the Dutch club at the start of 2020 and has played a big part in the success that they have enjoyed since, making a number of excellent signings and bringing manager Arne Slot in.
However, due to a serious bacterial infection, he hasn’t been able to carry out his duties in recent times and has now agreed to leave his role before the expiration of his contract, although he would have preferred to stay on until it ended in 2023.
“I understand very well that at Feyenoord they have to think about the further future. Nobody is bigger than the club,” he said.
“I am grateful to everyone at and around Feyenoord: the players of the first team, Arne Slot and his staff, everyone from the Feyenoord Academy, the scouting of course and the Supervisory Board and the management.
“It was fantastic to be able to experience so closely how everyone and everything within the club does everything every day to make Feyenoord even better.
“And finally, I would also like to say to the fans: thank you for your always tireless support to the players.”
The club aren’t in any worry to find a replacement with the transfer window now closed.
“That necessity is not there, because the transfer window has ended and, after Frank’s loss, we had already set up a division of labour in the past period that can continue for a while,” said General Manager Dennis te Kloese.
“Moreover, many things on the football side are in good shape. This is certainly also due to Frank’s efforts.”