Former manager sheds light on Van Barneveld's comeback: "Raymond loves money"

Raymond van Barneveld will soon make a comeback and does so with a new manager by his side. Jaco Van Bodegem makes way for Ben de Kok and the former is at peace with that.

Van Bodegem has been representing Van Barneveld's interests since 2018. "Raymond did not want to end the cooperation with me, but I said that he had to do that because it would give him financial peace. I could not guarantee that I would get enough sponsors for him in these times of crisis." says Van Bodegem to Nu.nl.

"Deep down I knew a little bit that it was going this way", he continues. "Raymond loves money and likes to let his head hang on it. But no hard feelings, on the contrary even. I fully understand the situation and really hope that it will turn out well for Raymond."

Doubts about chances of success

Van Bodegem does have his doubts about the comeback of 'Barney'. "It will be tough for Raymond. By stopping the BDO, there will probably be many more players than usual participating in Q-School. But he thinks he is ready. He certainly still has it in his locker. I am only afraid that if things go wrong two or three times, he will quit. "

Read more about:
PDC Raymond van Barneveld

0 Comments

Most read

Lewis after receiving abuse due to first round performance at International Darts Open: "People can laugh all they want, anxiety is absolutely horrible"

Jamie Lewis bowed out of the International Darts Open in Riesa on Friday afternoon with a 59 average on his return after taki...

Van Gerwen hits out at Hamilton: 'Feels even better (to win) when they try every trick and it doesn't work'

Michael van Gerwen averaged below 90 for the second time in a row, but managed to reach the Quarter-Finals at the Internation...

Prize money breakdown for the 2020 International Darts Open with £140,000 on offer

The International Darts Open will be played from October 23-25 in Riesa. There will be £140,000 of prize money available dur...

International Darts Open 2020 preview and schedule: Sunday afternoon session, including Van Gerwen, Suljovic and Smith

The International Darts Open 2020 is like that Steve Beaton hot tub interview: priceless.Price-less. Geddit?! Because...whate...

Van Gerwen survives scare against Hamilton, set to face Wade in Quarter-Finals after brilliant Aspinall win

The afternoon session has began at the International Darts Open and we have our first Quarter-Final with Michael van Gerwen s...

International Darts Open 2020 Schedule: Sunday evening session including Van Gerwen v Wade

The final session of action at the International Darts Open 2020 is set with the Quarter-Finals set to begin shortly in Riesa...

Van Gerwen produces stunning display to see off Wade, Suljovic survives match darts in dramatic decider against Ratajski

Michael van Gerwen has returned to form with a stunning display to see off James Wade to reach the semi-finals at the Interna...

VIDEO: Day Two Highlights from 2020 International Darts Open

The highlights have been released from the second day of action at the International Darts Open with the seeded players comin...

Race to European Championship ahead of final day at International Darts Open

The Race to the European Championship is almost concluded going into the final day of action at the International Darts Open...

Smith and Noppert ease through to confirm International Darts Open Quarter-Final line-up

The Quarter-Final line-up is confirmed at the International Darts Open 2020 with Michael Smith set to face Danny Noppert afte...

Read more

Just in

Cullen claims second European Tour title after superb victory against Van Gerwen in International Darts Open Final

Joe Cullen has added a second European Tour title after defeating Michael van Gerwen in a magnificent display in the Internat...

Van Gerwen through to second successive European Tour final despite surviving match darts against Suljovic, set to face impressive Cullen

Michael van Gerwen is through to his second successive European Tour final but after his impressive display against James Wad...

Joe Cullen ends Ross Smith's run, set to face Michael Smith in semi-finals after easing past Danny Noppert

Joe Cullen will face Michael Smith in the second semi-final at the International Darts Open in Riesa with the winner set to f...

Prize money breakdown for the 2020 International Darts Open with £140,000 on offer

The International Darts Open will be played from October 23-25 in Riesa. There will be £140,000 of prize money available dur...

Van Gerwen produces stunning display to see off Wade, Suljovic survives match darts in dramatic decider against Ratajski

Michael van Gerwen has returned to form with a stunning display to see off James Wade to reach the semi-finals at the Interna...

Read more