Everything You Need to Know About the New Coach of Belgium

Everything You Need to Know About the New Coach of Belgium

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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  • Belgium have found a new head coach in 37-year-old Domenico Tedesco
  • Tedesco replaces Roberto Martinez, who has since moved over to Portugal
  • 37-year-old Tedesco has not managerial experience at an international level

Young manager, Domenico Tedesco has landed arguably the biggest coaching job of his career, after being named Belgium national team boss on Wednesday, February 8.

The Red Devils have been in search for a new manager after the departure of Roberto Martinez, who left the post last year after a dismal World Cup campaign.

The Belgium FA ultimately decided on Tedesco, who despite being only 37, has a fairly strong reputation as a football manager.

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Domenico Tedesco looks on at a media scrum prior to kick-off of the Bundesliga match between FSV Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig at the MEWA Arena on October 8, 2022. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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"It is a great honour to be the new head coach of Belgium," Tedesco said in his first remarks since being appointed as Red Devils manager, as quoted by BBC.

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Tedesco admitted he was looking forward to the task and was extremely motivated.

"I had a very good feeling right from the first conversation," he added.

Tedesco’s previous jobs

Fans not following the Bundesliga may not know Tedesco’s credentials, but the 37-year-old - born in Italy but with German citizenship - knows all about winning.

Previously, he has had stints with FC Schalke 04, Spartak Moscow and RB Leipzig, as per Transfermkt. With Leipzig, he won the DPB-Pokal in May last year.

The Belgian FA believes a touch of modernity will largely help the national team, which is slowly phasing out the so-called ‘Golden Generation’.

Tedesco’s first order of business will be to help the Red Devils qualify for Euro 2024, and his first game in charge will be a qualifier against Sweden in Stockholm on March 24.

Croatia’s legendary football coach dies

As reported by Sports Brief, Croatia is mourning Miroslav Blazevic, one of the country's legends of the football world.

The 87-year-old, who led the country to a third-place finish at the 1998 World Cup, died on Wednesday.

According to the national football federation, Blazevic died in the capital of Zagreb after a long fight with cancer.

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