Utrecht FC in power struggle crisis

The main sponsor of FC Utrecht is demanding the resignation of the premier division football club’s full supervisory board in an ongoing power struggle for control of the club, reports ANP news service.

Project developer Phanos, which sponsors FC Utrecht to the tune of €2.7m a year, is angry at the board’s decision to suspend the club’s popular director Jan-Willem van Dop. Van Dop is fighting the move in court on Thursday.
The sponsorship deal with Phanos ends in 2009 but the company says it is prepared to invest €40m over the coming four years in return for full ownership.

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