The KNVB and Danny Makkelie discussed the recent commotion around the 34-year-old referee's loan from former referee Jaap Uilenberg and expressed the difference of opinion. In an interview between director Eric Gudde and Danny Makkelie, the referee let the KNVB know his position and accepted the association's actions. The KNVB has indicated that it will continue to respect the coaching relationship between Makkelie and Uilenberg, because it has not been shown that there has been any conflict of interest in any way.
The KNVB considers integrity to be of paramount importance and wants to avoid any appearance of conflicts of interest. In order to prevent misunderstandings in the future, the rules of conduct in this area will therefore be tightened up. During the last round of the KNVB Cup and the last round of Eredivisie before the winter break, Makkelie was kept away due to the commotion and not appointed for any competitions. After the winter break, the referee will be appointed again.