Steven Defour leaves KV Mechelen by mutual consent

KV Mechelen have tonight announced that Steven Defour has left his role as head coach. After the side lost in the cup to third tier side Knokke, there was a period of discussion between the club and head coach which ultimately led to them agreeing to part ways. Defour took over from Danny Buijs last season and managed to keep the side in the league, as well as guide them to the Belgian Cup final. Unfortunately, the ended up losing the final to Antwerp who were on their way to a domestic double.

The former Burnley midfielder will be succeeded for the time being by Fred Vanderbiest. The club have stated that they hope to announce a new permanent head coach to take over. Defour is the third head coach to lose his job this season, with OH Leuven and Kortrijk having parted ways with their managers during the season. The former are set to announce former Brighton and Watford manager Oscar Garcia as head coach in the coming days.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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