UPDATE: SATURDAY (3 PM ET) — Jeff Rueter of The Athletic reported on Saturday that FC Cincy are set to announce Nijkamp as their new GM.
In a statement to The Athletic, FC Cincinnati said that the “club can confirm that Nijkamp was one of the people we spoke with as we evaluated our soccer operations and structure."
FRIDAY (6 PM ET): Reports recently emerged that FC Cincinnati would look to hire a new general manager with club president Jeff Berding discarding that role, and new reports on Friday on both sides of the Atlantic identified a candidate for the GM position.
Dutch outlet Voetbal International reported Gerard Nijkamp is an "important candidate" for the role, and ESPN's Jeff Carlisle corroborating the report on Twitter, with Berding confirming to him that the club have spoken to Nijkamp.
Correction. Berding would only say that Nijkamp is someone they've spoken too as they look to build out the technical side,. My sources tell me that Nikjamp is a candidate however. #FCCincy — Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) May 17, 2019