John de Jong will leave PSV as Director of Football Affairs on Friday. Due to media publications about De Jongs upcoming departure, the business at PSV has gained momentum.
This is what De Cceit and the Eindhovens Dagblad report. The Supervisory Board seizes power and sees De Jong as the main person responsible for the sporting state of affairs and the fact that PSV did not sell both Cody Gakpo and Ibrahim Sangaré. “This week, technical director John de Jong was told at the instigation of this corner that he does not have to count on being in office as PSV for a long time. This resulted in a crisis of confidence: De Jong is quickly leaving the club and is already cleaning up his desk in the coming days, writes the Eindhovens Dagblad.
De Jong is blamed for the fact that too little progress has been made at the Eindhoven club in the past four years: PSV also failed to reach the group phase of the Champions League. General director Marcel Brands is ultimately responsible for De Jongs dismissal as statutory, but according to the newspaper, it seems that the technical director himself is stepping up. De Jong has held the position of technical director at PSV since 2018.
Internally, PSV has been having problems for some time. This initially led to the departure of Toon Gerbrands. “Two prominent commissioners (Robert van der Wallen and Ton van Veen) have wanted the club to take steps forward on many fronts for some time, but the management, led by Toon Gerbrands, was unable to achieve that. Partly for this reason, Marcel Brands was appointed general manager earlier this year and Gerbrands left,” says the ED.
Update: John de Jong left immediately as technical director of PSV, says De Cceit. Earlier in the evening, it was already announced that De Jong would pack his things on Friday. The decision not to sell both Cody Gakpo and Ibrahim Sangaré would have been fatal. This is a joint management decision. The break comes at a bad time: on Sunday, PSV will face Feyenoord in its own house.
The situation at PSV has gained momentum due to media publications. The Eindhoven club is saying goodbye to director of football affairs John de Jong tonight. The talks about his departure are in the final phase.
— Jeroen Kapteijns (@JeroenKapteijns) September 16, 2022
So John de Jong is definitely leaving PSV, is also in the piece we just posted. The situation will be finalized tonight, that is the intention.
— Rik Elfrink (@RikElfrink) September 16, 2022