CEO’s of Standard Liege, Antwerp and Club Brugge to help with appointment of new Red Devils head coach

Het Nieuwsblad has revealed that the CEO’s of Antwerp, Club Brugge and Standard Liege will be involved in the process to appoint a new head coach of the Belgian national team. This comes after the Board of Directors and the Football Association’s meeting was cancelled on Monday, with both groups dropping out after a disagreement on how to proceed.

There appears to be an agreement between both parties, with a taskforce being set up to appoint the new head coach. This was the same procedure that the Football Association took in 2016 to appoint Roberto Martinez.

So far few names have been mentioned in connection to the role, with current Dutch head coach Louis Van Gaal having been talked of as a potential candidate.

The Red Devils are looking for a new coach after Roberto Martinez stepped down following the side’s elimination from the Qatar World Cup in the group stages. Martinez spent six years in charge of the Red Devils, with the highlight being a bronze medal at the 2018 World Cup. In the two tournaments prior to the 2022 World Cup, Belgium had been knocked out by the eventual tournament winners.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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