Timmermans took the decision in the interest of the club, ” he says. “Just the fact that I president am and a conversation I’ve had with the police for the unrest. I want a step aside, because for me is the importance of KV Mechelen, its players and its fans always the most important.”
KV Mechelen was repeatedly discredited in the investigation of fraud and matchfixing in the Belgian football. Some directors are defendants and by mid-October, Timmermans answered by the federal police in Hasselt.
Timmermans, himself not a suspect in the process, since 2003 chairman of KV Mechelen.