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“Reker talks without thinking:” PSV goalkeeper Gómes

SoccerNews in Eredivisie 23 Apr 2008


In an interview published by a Dutch sports magazine on Wednesday, PSV goalkeeper Heurelho Gómes explains why he refuses to continue working with club chairman Jan Reker.

Earlier this week, Gómes had already revealed that there were problems but told media to wait until today, when ‘Voetbal International’ would publish the interview.

It turned out that one of the biggest problems Gómes has with Reker, is the fact that the club attracted a new keepers coach from Brazil in March, after a request by Gómes, but then made the coach wait until June to actually start his job.

Flavio Tenius had to abandon his job in Brazil to move to the Netherlands, only to hear from manager Sef Vergoossen that he was not in the current plans.

To add to the situation, Reker attracted a second keepers coach, meaning that there will be two working with PSV’s goalies next season.

“Respectless. If you prefer someone else over Tenius, just say ‘Gómes, there are no possibilities to get Tenius’. I would have extended my contract anyway,” said the keeper, who grew to be the most popular PSV player of the moment.

“No, I’m done with it. I don’t have trust in the club as long as it is led by Reker. He didn’t fail to keep his promise just once or twice, but three of four times. Reker’s promises mean nothing, and we cannot possibly keep working together.”

On top of this, Gómes disagrees with PSV’s choice of managers. After this season, Vergoossen will be replaced with Huub Stevens:

“The club promised me to sign a father figure, under whom the young players would develop well. Well, that didn’t happen. If they keep on going like this, they’ll lose some really good players. All because Reker always talks without thinking.

“If I wanted a transfer, I never would have extended my contract [until 2013] in September. I think I showed enough, I don’t need an interview to force a transfer. When I signed, I wanted to stay five more years. But the way things are now, I can’t stay here.


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