Te Kloese has been following for some time, as he also has a large network in countries where Ajax and PSV have been looking for players for years. For example, he was the director of the Mexican Football Association.
In Major League Soccer, other clubs are also seeking his services. For example, the Houston Dynamo, the major professional club in Texas, has been attracting T-Close for a long time. Even LA Galaxy supporters are convinced that the Dutchman will not renew his contract with his current club because he wants to accept an offer from the Houston Dynamo.
I studied law
The Dutchman born in Bussum, a lawyer by birth, studied law at the University of Amsterdam. Decades ago, he ended up in Mexico at the hands of Dutch coach Hans Westerhoff. The former coach of Ajax and Heerenveen went on to work for top Mexican club Chivas and the strict T. Kloese as coach. There he became the president of the club. After that, things moved quickly for the Dutch policymaker.
After the 2018 World Cup in Russia, LA Galaxy knocked on his door for the manager position, in that country the job is called general manager. He has been instrumental in developing the youth academy and scouting system at LA Galaxy. In addition, he had many other complicated matters on his plate. He had to put together a completely new coaching staff and sat down with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had to sign within the financial terms of the MLS. At that time, the Swedish striker was brought in for 6.5 million euros per season.
Dennis T. Kloese
“My main goal is to make Galaxy a stable organisation, setting up all the facilities for the youth academy, the first team and the women’s branch,” T Kloese told De Telegraaf, who visited him in 2019.
The 46-year-old has the advantage of having been known in the footballing world for years, but has no connection or history with the parties within Feyenoord. The Rotterdam club wants to do everything it can to catch up with the new investments – talks with local and foreign investors have been going on for a year and a half.
There is still a lot to be gained, both financially and commercially. In the sports field, thanks to the arrival of Arne Slot as coach, calm has returned this season, Frank Arnesen has made coaching changes and now the club wants to take the next step.
T-Closey had previously received offers to return to Europe, but at the time he was not interested. He had and still has her dream job at LA Galaxy and he didn’t want to give it up completely.
In 2019, returning to the Netherlands wasn’t on his wish list at all. So T-Closey didn’t want to think about it either. In the United States, he had everything his heart could desire. But his own status could play a role now.
There was a fear that few people would be eager to follow in the footsteps of Mark Cuermans, who was visited in the house by the hooligans from Feyenoord, who were threatened and whose windows were smashed. Ton van Bodegom, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, already announced last week that the general manager job for Feyenoord remains attractive because the club also has a lot to offer and there are many beautiful sides to Feyenoord.
Te Kloese is still with LA Galaxy, so if he wants to return to the Netherlands permanently and become head of Feyenoord, he will have to arrange his departure there himself.
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