According to Het Nieuwsblad, former Oostende and Genoa head coach Alexander Blessin has been a name on the shortlist at Club Brugge. The only problem is, with just a handful of games left in the season, the clubs hierarchy consider it impossible for Blessin to instil his desired pressing football within such a short space of time. This does not mean, however, that Blessin wouldn’t be a candidate for the role come the summer, where he will have more time to work with the side.
Blessin had great success with Oostende during his time in Belgium, with his high pressing style of football helping them qualify for the play-offs.
Currently, the club have put Rik De Mil in charge for the upcoming game with Standard Liege. HNB are reporting that the club do want to appoint someone by next week, even if just a short term option until the end of the season. Outside of Blessin, it appears clear that Alfred Schreuder is their preferred option.
However, while there have been talks between the former Ajax head coach and Club Brugge, they are still apart in terms of how long the contract should be. It appears that Schreuder would like a longer term deal than the club want to offer him at the moment.
Last campaign, after Phillipe Clement departed for Monaco midway through the season, Schreuder was brought in and managed to steer the side to a third successive title, ending the fairy tale campaign for Union St Gilloise. Since leaving Ajax Schreuder was linked to the Leeds job, but did not end up at Elland Road.