Insurance broker and financially advisor Peter Callant (51), a good friend of Marc Coucke, is the new president and strong man of KV Oostende. He buys 60 percent to 80 percent of the shares.
Coucke surprised at the end of last year from the nothing football club Anderlecht about to buy. On march 1, he becomes the new president, but that also meant that he KV Oostende of the hand had to do. Because two clubs from the Jupiler Pro League may not be one and the same owner.
With less than a month before his transition to Anderlecht began the time to push for Coucke. But now he has a new owner found. The group Callant is one of the largest independent players in the insurance market. With offices in Oostkamp, Knokke-Heist, Antwerp and Tongeren, the group has 100 employees in service.
Ceo Peter Callant is also already 30 years a good friend of Coucke, to whose side he is on the board when the kustploeg still jojode between first and second class. Coucke is then always a friend and business relationship has remained. “I think that Peter has the perfect profile, he is a Belgian national, has a heart for the sport, and loves football. And he is very ambitious”, said Coucke at the press conference.
Callant, that 60 to 80 percent of the shares would take over, the locomotive of a wider group of investors in the kustclub, which additional names will be completed. Noteworthy: Coucke itself holds less than 10 percent of the shares in the hands, because more should not legally. They, moreover, without the right to vote.
The transfer of the shares occurs on February 24. That is during the ” home against STVV. “That means that I am on 25 February, the switch create to Anderlecht, for the duel with Mouscron,” says Coucke about it