Heerenveen advances De Haan to position of general manager
Ferry de Haan will be the new general manager of sc Heerenveen from June. The former defender, who was part of the Feyenoord that won the UEFA Cup in 2002, currently works as technical manager at the Frisians.
“I have been working here for almost two years now with great pleasure and notice from everything that sc Heerenveen is a club with a lot of potential,” De Haan (50) announced via the club channel. “We face a number of big challenges together.”
De Haan is the successor to 63-year-old Cees Roozemond, who is still finishing the current season and will also use that period to familiarize De Haan with his new role.
De Haan, incidentally not related to club icon Foppe de Haan, has big plans for the current number eight in the premier league: “For example, we want to make further steps forward athletically and financially, improve our soccer facilities and we have the ambition to play structurally with sc Heerenveen in the left row.”
In the past, De Haan had been part of the board at Excelsior for almost 15 years. Two years ago he became the successor at Heerenveen to Gerry Hamstra, who recently left Ajax. In his new role, De Haan remains ultimately responsible for the soccer technical policy.