Anderlecht have today announced that former Viborg FF sporting director Jesper Fredberg will be joining the club in the same capacity. Fredberg joined Viborg FF in 2019 and had a successful time with the Danish side, helping them obtain European football and a second place finish in the Danish Superligaen.
Speaking after his appointment was announced, Fredberg said “It is a huge honor to take up this position at Belgium’s biggest club. I am fully aware of the challenges, but with its rich past, clear football philosophy and world-famous youth academy, it is crystal clear to me what this club should stand for. I want to outline a strategy based on the values and DNA of this club, building on the work in recent years.”
Fredberg takes over in January of 2023, with Anderlecht currently managerless. Robin Veldman has been in caretaker charge for the past few matches, but the club indicated when he was announced to take over from Felice Mazzu that it was not a long-term appointment.
Anderlecht are currently languishing in 11th place, well off the title ambitions the clubs hierarchy have spoken of before the season began. The clubs record after 16 games is won 6, drawn 2 and lost 8.