The resignation of Vasilyev was a decision of the billionaire Dimitri Rybolovlev, the club's president. “Together with Vasilyev, I have a long journey of six years passed”, the man, the departure of his former right hand. “We harvest a lot of success, but this year there were significant errors made which led to our worst results of the past years. I am actively involved to find solutions. The recovery of coach Leonardo Jardim was one of them. Also attracting new players during the wintermercato was necessary.”
“But the changes go through, now with respect to our directors. Therefore, I made the difficult decision to Vasilyev goodbye. I am him very grateful and wants, on February 22, a new candidate for the role of vice president and general manager introduce.” Vasilyev was due to the acquisition of the Club by the French club also managing director of the Association, but for now, his departure will not affect the West-Flemish people.