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: 28 November 2014.

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, 204 days
Maes, PeterPeter Maes BelgiumBelgium 1964-06-011 June 1964 Lokeren 1Belgian Pro League 2010-05-2020 May 2010 [1] 2010-05-204 years, 216 days
Vanderbiest, FrederikFrederik Vanderbiest BelgiumBelgium 1977-10-1010 October 1977 Oostende 1Belgian Pro League 2011-02-1515 February 2011 [2] 2011-02-153 years, 310 days
Mercier, ArnauldArnauld Mercier[n 1] FranceFrance 1972-06-044 June 1972 Seraing 2Belgian Second Division 2011-04-2121 April 2011 [3] 2011-04-213 years, 245 days
Defays, FrankFrank Defays BelgiumBelgium 1974-01-2323 January 1974 Virton 2Belgian Second Division 2011-06-066 June 2011 [4] 2011-06-063 years, 199 days
Dury, FranckyFrancky Dury BelgiumBelgium 1957-10-1111 October 1957 Zulte Waregem 1Belgian Pro League 2011-12-3030 December 2011 [5] 2011-12-302 years, 357 days
Franken, EricEric Franken BelgiumBelgium xxx ASV Geel 2Belgian Second Division 2012-03-2020 March 2012 [6] 2012-03-202 years, 277 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, 228 days
Márquez, TintínTintín Márquez SpainSpain 1962-01-077 January 1962 Eupen 2Belgian Second Division 2012-07-066 July 2012 [8] 2012-07-062 years, 169 days
Pister, ThierryThierry Pister BelgiumBelgium 1965-09-022 September 1965 KRC Mechelen 2Belgian Second Division 2012-10-099 October 2012 [9] 2012-10-092 years, 74 days
Van Wijk, DennisDennis van Wijk NetherlandsNetherlands 1962-12-1616 December 1962 Westerlo 1Belgian Pro League 2013-04-2929 April 2013 [10] 2013-04-291 year, 237 days
Van Nerom, NicoNico Van Nerom BelgiumBelgium xxx Woluwe-Zaventem 2Belgian Second Division 2013-05-1414 May 2013 [11] 2013-05-141 year, 222 days
Ferrera, YannickYannick Ferrera BelgiumBelgium 1980-09-2424 September 1980 Sint-Truiden 2Belgian Second Division 2013-05-2424 May 2013 [12] 2013-05-241 year, 212 days
Mazzu, FeliceFelice Mazzu BelgiumBelgium 1966-03-1212 March 1966 Charleroi 1Belgian Pro League 2013-06-011 June 2013 [13] 2013-06-011 year, 204 days
Vreven, StijnStijn Vreven BelgiumBelgium 1973-07-1818 July 1973 Lommel United 2Belgian Second Division 2013-06-011 June 2013 [14] 2013-06-011 year, 204 days
Preud'homme, MichelMichel Preud'homme BelgiumBelgium 1959-01-2424 January 1959 Club Brugge 1Belgian Pro League 2013-09-2121 September 2013 [15] 2013-09-211 year, 92 days
Chihab, RachidRachid Chihab FranceFrance 1961-09-099 September 1961 Mouscron-Péruwelz 1Belgian Pro League 2013-12-1919 December 2013[16] 2013-12-191 year, 3 days
Hasi, BesnikBesnik Hasi AlbaniaAlbania 1971-11-2525 December 1971 Anderlecht 1Belgian Pro League 2014-03-1010 March 2014 [17] 2014-03-100 years, 287 days
Van Acker, RegiRegi Van Acker BelgiumBelgium 1955-04-2525 April 1955 Aalst 2Belgian Second Division 2014-04-2929 April 2014 [18] 2014-04-290 years, 237 days
Beugnies, DidierDidier Beugnies BelgiumBelgium 1961-03-1414 March 1961 Mons 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-1212 May 2014 [19] 2014-05-120 years, 224 days
Stricker, RichardRichard Stricker NetherlandsNetherlands 1970-11-033 November 1970 Antwerp 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-2121 May 2014 [20] 2014-05-210 years, 215 days
Van der Elst, FrankyFranky Van der Elst BelgiumBelgium 1961-04-3030 April 1961 Roeselare 2Belgian Second Division 2014-05-2828 May 2014 [21] 2014-05-280 years, 208 days
Van Geneugden, RonnyRonny Van Geneugden BelgiumBelgium 1968-08-1717 August 1968 Waasland-Beveren 1Belgian Pro League 2014-05-2828 May 2014 [22] 2014-05-280 years, 208 days
Wilmssen, BartBart Wilmssen BelgiumBelgium 1971-11-022 November 1971 Dessel Sport 2Belgian Second Division 2014-06-011 June 2014 [23] 2014-06-010 years, 204 days
Vanhaezebrouck, HeinHein Vanhaezebrouck BelgiumBelgium 1964-02-1616 February 1964 Gent 1Belgian Pro League 2014-06-011 June 2014 [24] 2014-06-010 years, 204 days
Jankovic, AleksandarAleksandar Janković SerbiaSerbia 1972-05-066 May 1972 KV Mechelen 1Belgian Pro League 2014-06-011 June 2014 [25] 2014-06-010 years, 204 days
Vanderhaeghe, YvesYves Vanderhaeghe BelgiumBelgium 1970-01-3030 January 1970 Kortrijk 1Belgian Pro League 2010-06-033 June 2014 [26] 2014-06-030 years, 202 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[27] 2014-08-220 years, 122 days
Stojanovič, SlavišaSlaviša Stojanovič SloveniaSlovenia 1969-12-066 December 1969 Lierse 1Belgian Pro League 2014-09-055 September 2014 [28] 2014-09-050 years, 108 days
Viðarsson, ArnarArnar Viðarsson IcelandIceland 1978-03-1515 March 1978 Cercle Brugge 1Belgian Pro League 2014-10-066 October 2014 [29] 2014-10-060 years, 77 days
Vukomanović, IvanIvan Vukomanović SerbiaSerbia 1977-06-1919 June 1977 Standard Liège 1Belgian Pro League 2014-10-2020 October 2014 [n 2][30] 2014-10-200 years, 63 days
Marlot, ColbertColbert Marlot FranceFrance 1963-03-044 March 1963 Tubize 2Belgian Second Division 2014-10-2323 October 2014 [31] 2014-10-230 years, 60 days
Vander Elst, HansHans Vander Elst BelgiumBelgium 1972-12-1313 December 1972 OH Leuven 2Belgian Second Division 2014-11-2828 November 2014[32] 2014-11-280 years, 24 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.
  2. ^ Vukomanović had initially been appointed as caretaker manager following the sacking of Guy Luzon on 20 October 2014, but was appointed head coach on 5 November 2014 until the end of the season, due to good results.

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). dhnet.be. 2012-07-06. 
  9. ^ "Lopez Márquez to become the new trainer at Eupen" (in French). racingmechelen.be. 2012-10-09. 
  10. ^ "Westerlo signs Van Wijk for the final round" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-04-29. 
  11. ^ "Nico Van Nerom from Sterrebeek to KVW Zaventem" (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 2013-05-14. 
  12. ^ "Ferrera to STVV:"Second Division is not a step backwards"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-05-24. 
  13. ^ "Mazzu:"Proud to be Charleroi coach"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-05-02. 
  14. ^ "Haagdoren becomes head coach of Lommel" (in Dutch). hbvl.be. 2013-03-30. 
  15. ^ "Preud'homme:"Work hard to make fans happy"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-09-21. 
  16. ^ "Lille replaces head coach at Mouscron" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-12-19. 
  17. ^ "Anderlecht president:"The players are to blame"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-03-10. 
  18. ^ "Eendracht Aalst comes to agreement with Regi Van Acker" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-04-29. 
  19. ^ "Beugnies to bring Mons back to first division" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-12. 
  20. ^ "Dutchman Stricker promoted at Antwerp" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-21. 
  21. ^ "Van der Elst takes up managerial job at Roeselare" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-28. 
  22. ^ "Ronny Van Geneugden new trainer at Waasland-Beveren" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-28. 
  23. ^ "Guido Brepoels coaches second division team Dessel Sport" (in Dutch). demorgen.be. 2014-03-19. 
  24. ^ "Vanhaezebrouck:"Back to the top with Gent"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-05. 
  25. ^ "KV Mechelen teams up with Aleksandar Janković" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-08. 
  26. ^ "Kortrijk stelt assistent Vanderhaeghe voor als nieuwe trainer" [Kortrijk presents assistant Vanderhaeghe as new head coach] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-06-03. 
  27. ^ "Scotsman Alex McLeish is the new Genk trainer" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-08-22. 
  28. ^ "New Lierse-coach:"Belgium is attractive due to the Red Devils"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-09-05. 
  29. ^ "Cercle Brugge ends cooperation with Staelens" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-10-06. 
  30. ^ "Standard continues with coach Vukomanović" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-11-05. 
  31. ^ "Dante Brogno no longer head coach at Tubize" (in French). afctubize.be. 2014-10-23. 
  32. ^ "OH Leuven says goodbye to coach Ivan Leko" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-11-28.