Dennis te Kloese will be the new general manager of Feyenoord. The 47-year-old Bussummer is the successor of Mark Koevermans, who announced at the end of October that he would resign from his duties on 1 December.
“I still have some small things to arrange, but I will certainly do it,” confirmed Te Kloese.
Te Kloese had been working as general manager of the American football club Los Angeles Galaxy since the end of 2018, where he still had a contract for one year. In the past he was also in the picture at Feyenoord, but then he preferred to stay in California.
After a modest football career, Te Kloese became an international scout at Ajax, where he worked together with Hans Westerhof. In 2003, Westerhof – as a trainer – and Te Kloese – as head scout – left for the Mexican club Chivas Guadelajara.
Mexican Football Federation
In North America, Te Kloese developed as a sports director. He has held various positions at Chivas Guadelajara, the American satellite club Chivas USA and the Mexican Tigres UANL and in 2014 became General Manager of the Mexican Football Federation. Four years later, he left for LA Galaxy.
In 2018, reporter Jeroen Stekelenburg visited Te Kloese in Mexico.
In South Rotterdam, Te Kloese has a tough job ahead of it. His predecessor Koevermans resigned at Feyenoord, among other things, because he was threatened several times. The windows of his house were smashed.
Feyenoord also has to contend with major financial problems and the headache file Feyenoord City, the project under which the construction of a new stadium falls.