Former Dutch international Marco van Basten has received an offer from world football governing body FIFA to lead the technical development unit.
Van Basten is the assistant manager of Netehrlands, but he would be the one to take charge of technical issues regarding football from next week. The former FIFA World Player of the Year is poised to oversee football technology innovation, refereeing, and others.
The coaching crew of Holland led by head coach Danny Blind would have to continue the rest of the FIFA World Cup qualification campaign without him.
“It’s a great honour for me to be appointed for this assignment, the former AC Milan and Ajax player said. I’m very proud to have the opportunity to work in the home of FIFA, the home of world football. I hope to be able to give my contribution to ensure that football remains the number one sport in the world, Van Basten added. Continue reading