GM Dennis te Kloese leaves LA Galaxy to join Feyenoord
The Major League Soccer side confirmed that Te Kloese will not continue to be the general manager next season because he took the Feyenoord job.
After weeks of negotiations, Dennis te Kloese has decided to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy and take the Feyenoord job. The 47-year-old was the general manager for the Major League Soccer side from 2018 until 2021 and he will become the new CEO for the Eredivisie team.
“We would like to thank Dennis for his contributions to the club over the last three seasons,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “We support his decision to go back home to the Netherlands to join Feyenoord and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”
Dennis te Kloese tenure
The 47-year-old took the GM job with the Galaxy in December of 2018 and was responsible for signing Efraín Álvarez and Julian Araujo under the MLS U22 initiative contracts. Te Kloese also brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his first year with the MLS side and the team was able to return to the playoffs in 2019. Once the Swedish striker left, Te Kloese brought in Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández in 2020 as a designated player for three years with an option for a fourth one.
“I am truly grateful and feel very proud to have served the LA Galaxy for the last three years,” said Te Kloese. “I would like to thank the fans, players, staff and everyone who always made me, and my family, feel at home and part of the Galaxy family. I will take with me some great memories and I have experienced some unforgettable moments over the last years. As I prepare for my new challenge in the Netherlands, I just wanted to say thank you and wish everybody the best of luck and great success moving forward.”