HLN have reported that Anderlecht caretaker coach Robin Veldman does not possess the required Pro Licence for being a head coach in the Pro League. Veldman has submitted an application for the course, which will start in March. The club has 60 days to appoint a coach with the correct licence, unless Veldman is accepted onto the course.
Anderlecht also need to appoint an assistant to Veldman who has the Pro Licence. Within the club only the Head of the Youth Academy Jean Kindermans and Under 16s coach Stéphane Stassin have the licence.
Veldman took over from Felice Mazzu after a poor start to the season for the Brussels based side, with the final straw proving to be the 3-1 defeat to rivals Standard Liege on Sunday. The board have indicated that Veldman will not be given the job long-term, regardless of results.
Veldman’s first domestic game in charge will be against struggling KAS Eupen, who are also looking for a new head coach. Current Reims unbeaten manager Will Still has already ruled himself out of the job.