List of Belgian Football League managers

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There are 34 association football teams in the top two tiers of Belgian football, all of whom have a manager, although the terms head coach and trainer are more commonly used for the position. The Belgian Pro League is the only fully professional football league in Belgium, with most players in the Belgian Second Division also playing as a professional. The Pro League consists of 16 clubs at the top of the Belgian football league system, while 18 clubs play in the second tier, called the Belgian Second Division.

Some of these managers were appointed as caretaker managers prior to being given a permanent position; if so their caretaker appointment date is denoted in italics. Some managers listed have had more than one spell in charge at their current club, however their time as manager is counted only from the date of their last appointment.

Managers[edit]

Last update: 2 May 2015.

Name Nat. Date of birth Club Division Appointed Time as manager
Bosschaerts, FrancisFrancis Bosschaerts BelgiumBelgium 1956-10-1515 October 1956 Heist 2Belgian Second Division 1999-06-011 June 1999 1999-06-0115 years, 339 days
Maes, PeterPeter Maes BelgiumBelgium 1964-06-011 June 1964 Lokeren 1Belgian Pro League 2010-05-2020 May 2010 [1] 2010-05-204 years, 351 days
Vanderbiest, FrederikFrederik Vanderbiest BelgiumBelgium 1977-10-1010 October 1977 Oostende 1Belgian Pro League 2011-02-1515 February 2011 [2] 2011-02-154 years, 80 days
Mercier, ArnauldArnauld Mercier[n 1] FranceFrance 1972-06-044 June 1972 Seraing 2Belgian Second Division 2011-04-2121 April 2011 [3] 2011-04-214 years, 15 days
Defays, FrankFrank Defays BelgiumBelgium 1974-01-2323 January 1974 Virton 2Belgian Second Division 2011-06-066 June 2011 [4] 2011-06-063 years, 334 days
Dury, FranckyFrancky Dury BelgiumBelgium 1957-10-1111 October 1957 Zulte Waregem 1Belgian Pro League 2011-12-3030 December 2011 [5] 2011-12-303 years, 127 days
Franken, EricEric Franken BelgiumBelgium xxx ASV Geel 2Belgian Second Division 2012-03-2020 March 2012 [6] 2012-03-203 years, 47 days
Eurlings, EricEric Eurlings BelgiumBelgium 1959-08-022 August 1959 Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 2Belgian Second Division 2012-05-088 May 2012 [7] 2012-05-082 years, 363 days
Pister, ThierryThierry Pister BelgiumBelgium 1965-09-022 September 1965 KRC Mechelen 2Belgian Second Division 2012-10-099 October 2012 [8] 2012-10-092 years, 209 days
Van Nerom, NicoNico Van Nerom BelgiumBelgium xxx Woluwe-Zaventem 2Belgian Second Division 2013-05-1414 May 2013 [9] 2013-05-141 years, 357 days
Ferrera, YannickYannick Ferrera BelgiumBelgium 1980-09-2424 September 1980 Sint-Truiden 2Belgian Second Division 2013-05-2424 May 2013 [10] 2013-05-241 years, 347 days
Mazzu, FeliceFelice Mazzu BelgiumBelgium 1966-03-1212 March 1966 Charleroi 1Belgian Pro League 2013-06-011 June 2013 [11] 2013-06-011 years, 339 days
Vreven, StijnStijn Vreven BelgiumBelgium 1973-07-1818 July 1973 Lommel United 2Belgian Second Division 2013-06-011 June 2013 [12] 2013-06-011 years, 339 days
Preud'homme, MichelMichel Preud'homme BelgiumBelgium 1959-01-2424 January 1959 Club Brugge 1Belgian Pro League 2013-09-2121 September 2013 [13] 2013-09-211 years, 227 days
Hasi, BesnikBesnik Hasi AlbaniaAlbania 1971-11-2525 December 1971 Anderlecht 1Belgian Pro League 2014-03-1010 March 2014 [14] 2014-03-101 years, 57 days
Van Acker, RegiRegi Van Acker BelgiumBelgium 1955-04-2525 April 1955 Aalst 2Belgian Second Division 2014-04-2929 April 2014 [15] 2014-04-291 years, 7 days
Beugnies, DidierDidier Beugnies BelgiumBelgium 1961-03-1414 March 1961 Mons 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-1212 May 2014 [16] 2014-05-12359 days
Stricker, RichardRichard Stricker NetherlandsNetherlands 1970-11-033 November 1970 Antwerp 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-2121 May 2014 [17] 2014-05-21350 days
Van der Elst, FrankyFranky Van der Elst BelgiumBelgium 1961-04-3030 April 1961 Roeselare 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-2828 May 2014 [18] 2014-05-28343 days
Wilmssen, BartBart Wilmssen BelgiumBelgium 1971-11-022 November 1971 Dessel Sport 2Belgian Second Division 2014-06-011 June 2014 [19] 2014-06-01339 days
Vanhaezebrouck, HeinHein Vanhaezebrouck BelgiumBelgium 1964-02-1616 February 1964 Gent 1Belgian Pro League 2014-06-011 June 2014 [20] 2014-06-01339 days
Jankovic, AleksandarAleksandar Janković SerbiaSerbia 1972-05-066 May 1972 KV Mechelen 1Belgian Pro League 2014-06-011 June 2014 [21] 2014-06-01339 days
Vanderhaeghe, YvesYves Vanderhaeghe BelgiumBelgium 1970-01-3030 January 1970 Kortrijk 1Belgian Pro League 2010-06-033 June 2014 [22] 2014-06-03337 days
Bico, JohnJohn Bico CameroonCameroon xxxUnknown WS Brussels 2Belgian Second Division xxxUnknown xxxUnknown
McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish ScotlandScotland 1959-01-2121 January 1959 Genk 1Belgian Pro League 2014-08-2222 August 2014[23] 2014-08-22257 days
Marlot, ColbertColbert Marlot FranceFrance 1963-03-044 March 1963 Tubize 2Belgian Second Division 2014-10-2323 October 2014 [24] 2014-10-23195 days
Mathijssen, JackyJacky Mathijssen BelgiumBelgium 1963-06-2020 July 1963 OH Leuven 2Belgian Second Division 2014-12-2628 November 2014[25] 2014-12-26131 days
Da Cruz, FernandoFernando da Cruz FranceFrance 1970-01-011 January 1970 Mouscron-Péruwelz 1Belgian Pro League 2014-12-2929 December 2014[26] 2014-12-29128 days
Brepoels, GuidoGuido Brepoels BelgiumBelgium 1961-06-077 June 1961 Waasland-Beveren 1Belgian Pro League 2015-01-055 January 2015[27] 2015-01-05121 days
Van Veldhoven, HarmHarm van Veldhoven NetherlandsNetherlands 1962-12-1616 December 1962 Westerlo 1Belgian Pro League 2015-01-066 January 2015[28] 2015-01-06120 days
Guillou, OlivierOlivier Guillou FranceFrance 1964-03-1414 March 1964 Lierse 1Belgian Pro League 2015-01-3030 January 2015[29] 2015-01-3096 days
Riga, JoseJosé Riga BelgiumBelgium 1957-07-3030 July 1957 Standard Liège 1Belgian Pro League 2015-02-022 February 2015[30] 2015-02-0293 days
Van Wijk, DennisDennis van Wijk NetherlandsNetherlands 1962-12-1616 December 1962 Cercle Brugge 1Belgian Pro League 2015-03-1818 March 2015[31] 2015-03-1849 days
Condom Aulí, JordiJordi Condom Aulí SpainSpain 1969-06-2929 June 1969 Eupen 2Belgian Second Division 2015-03-3131 March 2015[31] 2015-03-3136 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Seraing United is the successor team of Boussu Dour Borinage, where Mercier had already been in charge since 2011. As such, he has been in charge of the team since then, but only since 2011 under the name of Seraing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Maes signs at Lokeren" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Vanderbiest becomes trainer at Oostende" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Boussu Dour bets on Arnauld Mercier" (in French). walfoot.be. 2012-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Defays succeeds Renquin" (in French). lavenir.net. 2011-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Zulte Waregem brings back Francky Dury" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-12-30. 
  6. ^ "Nassen no longer coach of Verbroedering Geel-Meerhout" (in Dutch). gva.be. 2012-03-20. 
  7. ^ "Patro reaches agreement with trainer Eric Eurlings" (in Dutch). patromaasmechelen.be. 2012-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Lopez Márquez to become the new trainer at Eupen" (in French). racingmechelen.be. 2012-10-09. 
  9. ^ "Nico Van Nerom from Sterrebeek to KVW Zaventem" (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 2013-05-14. 
  10. ^ "Ferrera to STVV:"Second Division is not a step backwards"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-05-24. 
  11. ^ "Mazzu:"Proud to be Charleroi coach"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-05-02. 
  12. ^ "Haagdoren becomes head coach of Lommel" (in Dutch). hbvl.be. 2013-03-30. 
  13. ^ "Preud'homme:"Work hard to make fans happy"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-09-21. 
  14. ^ "Anderlecht president:"The players are to blame"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-03-10. 
  15. ^ "Eendracht Aalst comes to agreement with Regi Van Acker" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-04-29. 
  16. ^ "Beugnies to bring Mons back to first division" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-12. 
  17. ^ "Dutchman Stricker promoted at Antwerp" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-21. 
  18. ^ "Van der Elst takes up managerial job at Roeselare" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-28. 
  19. ^ "Guido Brepoels coaches second division team Dessel Sport" (in Dutch). demorgen.be. 2014-03-19. 
  20. ^ "Vanhaezebrouck:"Back to the top with Gent"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-05. 
  21. ^ "KV Mechelen teams up with Aleksandar Janković" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-08. 
  22. ^ "Kortrijk stelt assistent Vanderhaeghe voor als nieuwe trainer" [Kortrijk presents assistant Vanderhaeghe as new head coach] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-06-03. 
  23. ^ "Scotsman Alex McLeish is the new Genk trainer" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-08-22. 
  24. ^ "Dante Brogno no longer head coach at Tubize" (in French). afctubize.be. 2014-10-23. 
  25. ^ "Jacky Mathijssen succeeds Leko at OH Leuven" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-12-26. 
  26. ^ "Da Cruz succeeds Chihab at Mouscron-Péruwelz" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-12-29. 
  27. ^ "Brepoels:"show that success with STVV was not a coincidence" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-01-05. 
  28. ^ "Van Veldhoven is the new coach at Westerlo" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-01-06. 
  29. ^ "Helleputte has resigned for health reasons" (in Dutch). De Morgen. 2015-01-30. 
  30. ^ "Riga returns as head coach at Standard" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-02-02. 
  31. ^ a b "Van Wijk takes over control at Cercle Brugge: "I'm confident"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-03-18.