List of current Belgian Football League managers

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There are 24 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 First Division A and Belgian First Division B are the only fully professional football leagues in Belgium. The First Division A consists of 16 clubs at the top of the Belgian football league system, while 8 clubs play in the second tier.

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: 8 December 2016.

Name Nat. Date of birth Club Division Appointed Time as manager Source
Dury, FranckyFrancky Dury BelgiumBelgium 1957-10-1111 October 1957 Zulte Waregem 1Belgian First Division A 2011-12-3030 December 2011 2011-12-304 years, 346 days [1]
Mazzu, FeliceFelice Mazzu BelgiumBelgium 1966-03-1212 March 1966 Charleroi 1Belgian First Division A 2013-06-011 June 2013 2013-06-013 years, 192 days [2]
Preud'homme, MichelMichel Preud'homme BelgiumBelgium 1959-01-2424 January 1959 Club Brugge 1Belgian First Division A 2013-09-2121 September 2013 2013-09-213 years, 80 days [3]
Vanhaezebrouck, HeinHein Vanhaezebrouck BelgiumBelgium 1964-02-1616 February 1964 Gent 1Belgian First Division A 2014-06-011 June 2014 2014-06-012 years, 192 days [4]
Condom Aulí, JordiJordi Condom Aulí SpainSpain 1969-06-2929 June 1969 Eupen 2Belgian First Division A 2015-03-3131 March 2015 2015-03-311 year, 254 days [5]
Grosjean, MarcMarc Grosjean BelgiumBelgium 1958-09-1111 September 1958 Union SG 2Belgian First Division B 2015-04-301 July 2015 2015-04-301 year, 224 days [6]
Vanderhaeghe, YvesYves Vanderhaeghe BelgiumBelgium 1970-01-3030 January 1970 Oostende 1Belgian First Division A 2015-05-111 July 2015 2015-05-111 year, 213 days [7]
Maes, PeterPeter Maes BelgiumBelgium 1964-06-011 June 1964 Genk 1Belgian First Division A 2015-05-261 July 2015 2015-05-261 year, 198 days [8]
Van Meir, EricEric Van Meir BelgiumBelgium 1968-02-2828 February 1968 Lierse 2Belgian First Division B 2015-09-1212 September 2015 2015-09-121 year, 89 days [9]
Ferrera, EmilioEmilio Ferrera BelgiumBelgium 1967-06-1919 June 1967 OH Leuven 2Belgian First Division B 2015-11-2626 November 2015 2015-11-261 year, 14 days [10]
Leko, IvanIvan Leko CroatiaCroatia 1978-02-077 February 1978 Sint-Truiden 1Belgian First Division A 2016-05-088 May 2016[n 1] 2016-05-08216 days [11]
Mercier, ArnauldArnauld Mercier FranceFrance 1972-06-044 June 1972 Roeselare 2Belgian First Division B 2016-05-2525 May 2016 2016-05-25199 days [12]
Weiler, RenéRené Weiler SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1973-09-1313 September 1973 Anderlecht 1Belgian First Division A 2016-06-2121 June 2016 2016-06-21172 days [13]
Brouard, RégisRégis Brouard FranceFrance 1967-01-1717 January 1967 Tubize 2Belgian First Division B 2016-08-2828 August 2016 2016-08-28104 days [14]
Van Lancker, BartBart Van Lancker BelgiumBelgium 1973-03-1717 March 1973 Kortrijk 1Belgian First Division A 2016-08-2929 August 2016 2016-08-29103 days [15]
Jankovic, AleksandarAleksandar Janković SerbiaSerbia 1972-05-066 May 1972 Standard Liège 1Belgian First Division A 2016-09-066 September 2016 2016-09-0695 days [16]
Ferrera, YannickYannick Ferrera BelgiumBelgium 1980-09-2424 September 1980 KV Mechelen 1Belgian First Division A 2016-09-1212 September 2016 2016-09-1289 days [17]
Mathijssen, JackyJacky Mathijssen BelgiumBelgium 1963-07-2020 July 1963 Westerlo 1Belgian First Division A 2016-09-1414 September 2016 2016-09-1487 days [18]
Kristinsson, Rúnar Rúnar Kristinsson IcelandIceland 1969-09-05 5 September 1969 Lokeren 1Belgian First Division A 2016-10-2828 October 2016 2016-10-2843 days [19]
Riga, JoséJosé Riga BelgiumBelgium 1957-07-3030 July 1957 Cercle Brugge 2Belgian First Division B 2016-11-011 November 2016 2016-11-0139 days [20]
Janevski, ČedomirČedomir Janevski MacedoniaRepublic of Macedonia 1961-07-033 July 1961 Waasland-Beveren 1Belgian First Division A 2016-11-077 November 2016 2016-11-0733 days [21]
De Decker, WimWim De Decker BelgiumBelgium 1982-04-066 April 1982 Antwerp 2Belgian First Division B 2016-11-1717 November 2016 2016-11-1723 days [22]
Van Imschoot, TomTom Van Imschoot BelgiumBelgium 1981-09-044 September 1981 Lommel United 2Belgian First Division B 2016-11-2323 November 2016 2016-11-2317 days [23]
Rednic, MirceaMircea Rednic RomaniaRomania 1962-04-099 April 1962 Excel Mouscron 1Belgian First Division A 2016-12-066 December 2016 2016-12-064 days [24]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leko was announced as manager on 14 April 2016 but only replaced Chris O'Loughlin after the final match of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zulte Waregem brings back Francky Dury" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Mazzu:"Proud to be Charleroi coach"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Preud'homme:"Work hard to make fans happy"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2013-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Vanhaezebrouck:"Back to the top with Gent"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2014-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Eupen replaces head coach for "internal reasons"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-03-31. 
  6. ^ "New T1" (in French). rusg.be. 2015-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Vanderhaeghe neemt afscheid van Kortrijk en gaat naar Oostende" [Vanderhaeghe says goodbye to Kortrijk and moves to Oostende] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Racing Genk heeft coach Peter Maes te pakken" [Racing Genk snatches coach Peter Maes] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Zerdouk komt niet terug, Van Meir blijft aan het Lierse-roer" [Zerdouk won't return, Van Meir remains in charge at Lierse] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2015-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Emilio Ferrera is de nieuwe trainer van OH Leuven" [Emilio Ferrera appointed new manager at OH Leuven]. sporza.be. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ivan Leko wordt coach van STVV: "Dit is een ambitieuze club"" [Ivan Leko becomes manager of STVV: "This is an ambitious club"] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-04-14. 
  12. ^ "Cercle kiest voor Euvrard als trainer, Roeselare voor Mercier" [Cercle chooses Euvrard as manager, Roeselare Mercier] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-05-25. 
  13. ^ "Hasi is niet langer coach van Anderlecht" [Hasi no longer manager at Anderlecht] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-05-25. 
  14. ^ "Tubeke vindt nieuwe oefenmeester in de Franse tweede klasse" [Tubeke finds new trainer in French second division] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-08-28. 
  15. ^ "Bart Van Lancker is nieuwe stroman bij KV Kortrijk" [Bart Van Lancker is new jackstraw at KV Kortrijk] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-08-29. 
  16. ^ "Standard stopt met Yannick Ferrera en verwelkomt Aleksandar Jankovic" [Standard ends cooperation with Yannick Ferrera and welcomes Aleksandar Jankovic] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-09-06. 
  17. ^ "Standard stopt met Yannick Ferrera en verwelkomt Aleksandar Jankovic" [Standard ends cooperation with Yannick Ferrera and welcomes Aleksandar Jankovic] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-09-06. 
  18. ^ "Jacky Mathijssen moet Westerlo uit de gevarenzone loodsen" [Jacky Mathijssen to lead Westerlo out of danger zone] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-09-14. 
  19. ^ "Lokeren legt lot in handen van Runar Kristinsson: IJslander volgt Georges Leekens op". Knack (in Dutch). 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "José Riga is de nieuwe coach van Cercle Brugge" [José Riga new head coach at Cercle Brugge] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-05-25. 
  21. ^ "Janevski mag voor loodgieter spelen bij Waasland-Beveren" [Janevski to act as plumber for Waasland-Beveren]. sporza.be (in Dutch). 7 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "Wim De Decker traint Antwerp tegen OHL (en misschien langer)" [Wim De Decker leading Antwerp against OHL (and maybe longer)] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-11-17. 
  23. ^ "Lommel neemt na een maand al afscheid van Meeuws, Tom Van Imschoot neemt over" [After just one month, Lommel already says goodbye to Meeuws, Tom Van Imschoot takes over] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2016-11-23. 
  24. ^ "Mircea Rednic moet Moeskroen uit de nood helpen" [Mircea Rednic to help Mouscron get out of trouble]. sporza.be (in Dutch). 6 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.