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Departure Coucke as chairman Pro League raises a lot of questions
Belgian football Anderlecht-chairman Marc Coucke has decided to have his mandate as chairman of the Pro League immediately. A dismissal that raise many questions in the world of football.

“I have the CEO of the Pro League, Pierre-François-informed”, says Marc Coucke. “My mandate will cost a lot of energy and time. I think that I that time better in Anderlecht can stop – here is more work than you thought. But I find that I too often in a ‘conflict of interests’ terechtkom. Assume that Anderlecht fifth ends in play-off 1 and Mechelen wins the cup – then decided I on bondsniveau or Anderlecht whether or not European plays (in the case of condemnation of KV Mechelen in operation-Clean Hands, red.). That are unable to do. I hope that my successor be an independent person.”

Round in all the clubs

The resignation of Coucke encounter many questions in the world of football, especially because it falls just before a decision must be taken about the competitieformat. Coucke made in the past few months have been round to all the clubs 1B, the K11 and the G5, in order to extract information about the future formula of the professional football. Coucke would bundle information and on the basis of concrete proposals come out. “He's the only one who has information, even Pierre François is not aware”, is to be heard within the voetbalmilieu. Time is running out however, because in June there must be a decision fall on the new competitieformat, that will also have consequences for the future negotiations with the tv networks. It is Coucke resented that he in those circumstances and with that information in your pocket – leaving the ship.

That Coucke ‘conflict of interests’ cites as justification for his decision, are all equally". "As if he that a year ago had not been able to think of", says the. The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pro League is on 24 april. There should be as soon as possible a successor for Coucke come, but no one can see currently where that come from.

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