Domenico Tedesco on track to become Belgian Red Devils' new head coach
Domenico Tedesco is on track to become the new coach of the Belgian national football team. The Italian-German coach has already reached an agreement with the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA), according to various Belgian media. He is expected to sign a contract that will last until the 2024 European Championship.
Only his contract with former club RB Leipzig stands in the way of Tedesco becoming the new coach of Belgium, report Het Nieuwsblad and Het Laatste Nieuws. The coach will travel to Germany this week to negotiate with the club, which fired him in September but still pays his wages.
Even though Tedesco is only 37 years old, he has already worked as a coach for several clubs. Before Leipzig, with which he won the DFB-Pokal, he also managed Spartak Moskow and Schalke 04. The RBFA sees his young age, multilingualism and tactical knowledge as major benefits for the Belgian Red Devils.
Tedesco will work alongside Franky Vercauteren, who is expected to take on the role of Belgium's new sporting director. The RBFA is counting on the experience and knowledge of the 66-year-old Belgian. During his career, Vercauteren coached over a dozen clubs and played 63 matches for the national team.
The duo will replace Roberto Martinez. The Spanish coach quit as sporting manager and head coach of Belgium in December of 2022, after a disappointing group-stage exit at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
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