DSB bank boss stays on at football club

Dirk Scheringa, the man who founded troubled DSB bank, is to stay on as chairman of Alkmaar football club AZ, the club said at a news conference on Tuesday.

However, he will no longer ‘fill an active role’ at the club, said supervisory board member Gerrit Valk in the AD. ‘He will not actively participate in board meetings or act as chairman in public.
DSB, which was put under court protection on Monday, is the club’s biggest sponsor. Scheringa has also borrowed money from his bank to put into the club via another company known as DSB Beheer.
The club, last year’s premier league champions, said it is not in an financial danger this season because the DSB sponsorship has already been paid. But the club will look for a new shirt sponsor for next year.
Meanwhile, the national skating association says it will do all it can to support speed skaters from the DSB skating team.
According to Nos tv, the skaters, who include two-times Olympic gold medal winner Marianne Timmer, are ordinary salaried employees of the bank.

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