Bernd Storck, in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, has revealed that he would like to remain at Kortrijk next season. The former Cercle Brugge, Genk and Mouscron man took over from Adnan Custovic and has guided the side to safety this season. Under Storck, the side have looked harder to break down and more cohesive. However, if he stays, Storck is hoping that Kortrijk’s owner, Vincent Tan, will invest in the club. The German head coach said ‘Hopefully the owner will make some investments. I have already contacted him. Sometimes he sends me congratulations and sometimes his findings. Some reinforcements will have to be added, because Selemani will leave, that is 99 percent certain’.
Selemani was always likely to leave, although he decided to remain in January to help the club avoid the drop. The Comoros international is one of the sides best players and without him they may not have been able to avoid the drop. They have also been reliant on strong performances from 22-year-old Algerian international midfielder Abdelkahar Kadri in recent weeks. They have been linked to Nigerian winger Wale Musa Alli who currently plays for FC Zbrojovka Brno in the Czech league.
With two games to go, Kortrijk are seven points clear of the drop zone and can enjoy the final two matches of the season with no pressure. It is likely that the fans will want to see Storck stay after the improvements he made to the side since joining, but it appears that that remains up in the air at this moment in time. He revealed that his original contract was just to guarantee survival till the end of the 2022/2023 season.