Glen De Boeck

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Glen De Boeck
Personal information
Full name Glen De Boeck
Date of birth (1971-08-22) 22 August 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Boom, Belgium
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
unemployed
Youth career
1979–1990 FC Boom
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 FC Boom 35 (1)
1992–1995 Mechelen 93 (5)
1995–2005 Anderlecht 206 (14)
Total 334 (20)
National team
1993–2002 Belgium 36 (1)
Teams managed
2005–2007 Anderlecht (assistant manager)
2007–2010 Cercle Brugge
2010 Germinal Beerschot
2011 VVV-Venlo
2012–2013 Waasland-Beveren
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 August 2007

Glen De Boeck (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʝlɛn də ˈbuk]) (born 22 August 1971 in Boom) is a Belgian former football player and manager who is currently unemployed after last managing Waasland-Beveren. During his career he played as central defender, mostly in the books of Anderlecht.

Career[edit]

In the summer of 1995, De Boeck was transferred from KV Mechelen to Anderlecht. In the late 1990s, he was criticized by pundits, who claimed he was not good enough for Anderlecht. He eventually increased his technical performances to become one of the best defenders in Jupiler League in the early 2000s.

In February 2005, De Boeck decided to end his career due to a heavy knee injury.

Coaching career[edit]

He was directly snapped up by his last club to become an assistant manager, together with Daniel Renders.

On 23 April 2007, it was revealed that De Boeck would become manager of first division side Cercle Brugge at the end of the 2006-07 season. He succeeded Harm Van Veldhoven, who had already chosen to leave for Germinal Beerschot. On 1 February 2008, the board of directors at Cercle declared De Boeck had signed a new contract until 2011, as he also became the football section's technical director, being made responsible for the further development of the football team. In March 2009, De Boeck denied K.R.C. Genk in signing him as their new coach. Instead he choose to stay with his current club Cercle Brugge.[1] He left Cercle in June 2010 and was named the manager of Germinal Beerschot who were looking for a successor to Jos Daerden who left to become an assistant coach at Dutch club Twente.

On 30 November 2010, after continuous bad results and disagreements on the management board, he was fired as coach from Germinal Beerschot.

At the start of the season 2011-2012 De Boeck was appointed as the new manager of VVV-Venlo, but halfway through the season on 6 December 2011, following a 7-0 defeat to Heracles Almelo, he resigned as manager of VVV-Venlo. In November 2012 he signed for Waasland-Beveren, but was released one year later.

International[edit]

De Boeck made his international debut with Belgium on 6 October 1993, against Gabon (a friendly), going on to represent his country at two World Cups, with three appearances combined.

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