Shock as Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan’s Kortrijk sack Glen De Boeck after just nine games

Kortrijk have announced the surprising sacking of head coach Glen De Boeck. The Belgian head coach returned to the club he had previously managed to replace Ed Still in October, but just two months later he has also been sacked. De Boeck only managed for nine games, seven in the Pro League and two in the Croky Cup. His last game was a 1-0 defeat at home to RWDM in the cup.

De Boeck, who after his spell with KSC Lokeren in 2019 had gone into TV work, managed to pick up five points from his seven league games. He only won once against Club Brugge, drawing twice and losing the other four games. At the weekend his Kortrijk side picked up a late point against fellow relegation strugglers Eupen. There was a surprising hero for the Kerels as goalkeeper Tom Vandenberghe came up with a late goal to secure a 1-1 draw.

Joseph Akpala will now begin another spell as caretaker. At the start of the season he was in place while the club waited for a takeover that never came. After the sacking of Still he took charge of one game, which he won against Cercle Brugge. The side are owned by Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. For the past year, Tan has been trying to sell the club.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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