KNVB responds to letter from AZ about ‘backroom politics’ and wants to clear air
The KNVB has responded to AZ’s letter accusing the soccer association of “backroom politics.” “Moreover, we have invited AZ for a meeting, because we would like to clear the air as soon as possible,” said a KNVB spokesman.
The league announced earlier this week that the Alkmaar players’ letter contains inaccuracies and will be submitted to other clubs in professional soccer. “We think the members of the professional soccer section of the KNVB should be able to express their opinion on this,” he said.
AZ’s detailed letter, sent a few weeks ago, states that the club feels Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord have a preferential position with the association. The North Hollanders want the KNVB to commission an independent investigation into the actions of various KNVB officials, including Jan Albers, chairman of the supervisory board.
The KNVB would not comment on the content of the letter in the media. It is also unclear whether the investigation desired by AZ will take place. “As previously reported, we believe that the other members of the professional soccer section of the KNVB should also be able to comment on AZ’s letter.”
AZ says it has received the KNVB’s response, but is still waiting for a substantive response. The club wants to study the reply itself first. The club does find it remarkable that there was no response to the request for an independent investigation. “AZ has followed up on that with the KNVB.”