Johan Timmermans, ex-chairman of KV Mechelen, has decided temporarily to withdraw from the Executive Committee of the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association). That was Saturday, confirmed by the belgian football association. Also the seat of Paul Allaerts, CEO of Mouscron, is under discussion.
Timmermans and Allaerts are both mandated by the Pro League to the interests of the professional clubs to defend in the Executive Committee, which is the highest body within the belgian football association. But their respective clubs, KV Mechelen and Mouscron forms the centre of two investigations of the federal public prosecutor. When KV Mechelen is going to matchfixing and tax fraud, and Mouscron is suspected to be in hands of agents.
He pulled himself back as chairman of KV Mechelen, but retained as a director of Malinwa his seat in the Executive Committee. He asked on to control of the belgian football association to that mandate, to suspend temporarily, to the investigation of KV Mechelen is completed. A replacement for Malinwa, however, unmentionable, report internal sources. During the board of directors of the Pro League will be the seat of Timmermans, that also last season all was open for discussion, certainly. It is also included in the agenda.
Also about the mandate of the Allaerts in the Executive Committee will have a hearty word spoken. “That is indeed a theme that is on the agenda”, confirms the CEO of the Mouscron to Belga. “But I want to emphasize that there are globaliteit is talked about all the football clubs who in one way or another in the voetbalschandalen involved.”
The Hainault football club is in the visor taken by the federal public prosecutor’s office. The research is about the fact that Mouscron in the hands would have been a real estate agent. Furthermore, there are suspicions of money laundering, namely illicit financial flows via offshore companies. Also there would be the submission of false documents at the Man. Allaerts would during his period as scheidsrechtersbaas with the controversial agent Dejan Veljkovic samengezeten, and there within the belgian football association is not light.
The royal belgian football association doesn’t believe that for leaders of clubs that are compromised have come to a place in the Executive Committee. KV Mechelen and Mouscron want the Pro League mandate, however, retaining screens, and to do so, the presumption of innocence. In addition, they do not want as a black sheep, since there are other clubs involved.