Kortrijk considering bringing head coach back for a third spell in charge

It wasn’t surprising to find that, a day after Kortrijk parted ways with Glen De Boeck, Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that the side are now considering hiring Yves Vanderhaeghe. The Belgian head coach was recently sacked from his role as head coach of Saudi-Arabian second tier side Al-Faisaly FC after just five months in charge. Last season, Vanderhaeghe was sacked by Oostende midway though the season, although it did not have the desired effect as the club were relegated anyway.

A return to Kortrijk would see Vanderhaeghe manage the Kerels for the third time in under 10 years. His first appointment was last just one season between 2014 and 2015, before he then moved for his first spell in charge of Oostende. His return to Kortrijk came in 2018 and went up until 2021. He managed 87 matches and average 1.47 points per match.

Given their current predicament, it is of little surprise that Kortrijk will turn to Vanderhaeghe for the third time. He has a track record of keeping sides in the league, and ultimately that is all Kortrijk will care about as they sit bottom of the table. However, the situation off the pitch is one that perhaps even Vanderhaeghe will be unable to overcome. Vincent Tan remains unwilling to invest in the side as he looks to sell.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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