Jean Baptiste Dockx is a former Belgian International footballer. He played for R. W. D. Molenbeek and R. S. C. Anderlecht, for the Belgium national football team in the 1970 FIFA World Cup and the 1972 UEFA European Football Championship, he was a manager, was caretaker manager of Anderlecht in 1999. Jean Dockx at WorldFootball.net
In association footballing terms, a caretaker manager is somebody who takes temporary charge of the management of a football club when the regular manager is dismissed, or leaves for a different club. However, a caretaker may be appointed if the regular manager is suspended, ill or unable to attend to their usual duties. Caretaker managers are appointed at short notice from within the club the assistant manager, a senior coach, or an experienced player. In other sports, the term "interim manager" is more used. Caretaker managers in Eastern Europe are head coaches that carry prefix title performing duties or sometimes temporary performing duties; these managers do not have a required license to be full. Famous examples include long-standing Arsenal assistant manager Stewart Houston, who stepped in after George Graham was abruptly sacked in the middle of the 1994–95 season and guided the club to the 1995 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Tony Barton was appointed manager of Aston Villa after the departure of Ron Saunders and led the club to win the 1982 European Cup after only three months in charge.
Club Director Trevor Brooking was appointed as caretaker manager of West Ham United following Glenn Roeder's illness at the end of the 2002–03 season again following his dismissal early in the 2003–04 season. If a caretaker proves to be successful during their spell in charge, they are sometimes given the manager's job permanently. Glenn Roeder was appointed permanent manager of Newcastle United after having taken over as caretaker following Graeme Souness' dismissal in 2006; this occurred when Ricky Sbragia got the Sunderland job permanently after Roy Keane's resignation in November 2008 but he resigned himself at the end of the season 2008–09. This happened in the 2010–11 Premier League. After an impressive run of results, which saw Liverpool rise to 6th on the table, Dalglish was appointed the permanent manager of Liverpool, on a three-year contract. In the 2018–19 Premier League. After an impressive run of results, which saw Manchester United rise to 4th on the table and qualified for UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Solskjær was appointed as permanent manager of Manchester United on 28 March 2019, on a three-year contract.
In Norway, a notable example occurred in 2006 when Rosenborg BK coach Per-Mathias Høgmo announced he was taking a leave of absence in mid-season, citing health concerns. At the time, Rosenborg were ten points behind leaders SK Brann, his assistant Knut Tørum was appointed on an interim basis, proceeded to lead Rosenborg to a furious comeback, clinching the league title with one match to spare. Høgmo announced his resignation two days after Rosenborg clinched, Tørum was named permanent coach after the season. In Spain, On 30 October 2018, Julen Lopetegui was sacked as Real Madrid coach after poor results, with the appointment of Santiago Solari as caretaker coach. After 14 days, Solari give a permanent contract because in Spain no club was allowed to have a caretaker for more than two weeks, he was sacked and replaced by former teammate Zinedine Zidane for the second times. On the other hand, Tony Parkes was named caretaker manager of Blackburn Rovers on six separate occasions between 1986 and 2004, without being given the role in a permanent capacity.
He is still yet to be given a permanent managerial role. In November 2007, Sandy Stewart led St Johnstone to victory in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup in his only game in charge as caretaker manager. In the 2007–08 season, Cevat Güler won Süper Lig as Galatasaray's caretaker manager, he was in charge for the last five matches of the season due to Karl Heinz Feldkamp's resignation. In the 2007 Hazfi Cup final, Sepahan's head coach, Luka Bonačić had travelled to his country, Croatia for personal reasons and was unavailable to manage the team in the second leg. Mansour Ebrahimzadeh, assistant to Bonačić served as caretaker manager for that match. Sepahan won the title. Guus Hiddink was caretaker manager of Chelsea in 2009, leading his team to the UEFA Champions League semi-final, where they shut out FC Barcelona at Camp Nou and tied them back at Stamford Bridge; the latter was said as a controversial game in decisions made by the referee Tom Henning Øvrebø. Chelsea would eliminated on away goals.
He finished off his tenure with the team. The club was reported happy to have Hiddink as manager on a temporary basis. Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League and FA Cup as caretaker manager of Chelsea in 2012, leading to him being appointed permanent manager on a two-year contract, he was sacked a few months into the new season, being replaced by another caretaker manager, Rafael Benítez, who led his team to victory in the Europa League, as well as guiding the team to a third-place finish in the league, thus ensuring direct qualification for next year's Champions League. Benítez was not offered a contract as permanent manager, instead being replaced by José Mourinho who went back to Chelsea for a second term. Head coach
Hugo Broos is a Belgian football manager caretaker at Oostende. He started his football career in his hometown Humbeek, playing for KFC Humbeek and was discovered at the early age of eighteen by a scout from RSC Anderlecht. For more than ten years he was their central defender and helped them win three European trophies, three national championships and four Belgian Cups. Between 1974 and 1986 he represented Belgium, gaining 24 caps and finishing fourth at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. In 1983 Broos started playing for Club Brugge, he played there for five seasons until season 1987–88. During this period he helped his team gain the Belgian Cup in 1986 and the championship in 1988. In 1988 Broos retired as a professional footballer. In his career as a football player he won the Belgian Cup five times. From 1991 to 1998 he coached Club Brugge, winning the championship twice in 1992 and 1996. In 1991, 1995 and 1996 his team won the Belgian Cup. From 2002 until 2005 he coached RSC Anderlecht. Again he managed to get his team into the Champions League and his team won the 2003–2004 season championship.
Season 2004–2005 was a turning point however. His team was kicked out of the Champions League and they blew their chances for the Belgian Cup too. After a 0–0 outcome against AA Gent the verdict fell; that year in June he became coach for KRC Genk and got back at his former team on 30 September by beating them with 1–4. During the 2007–08 season he was fired again. In the summer of 2008, some sources first reported him signing a coaching contract at Romanian club Vaslui, however he denied their offer "because of a combination of personal and sport-related reasons"Broos won the prestigious Coach of the Year award four times in his career. Twice coaching Club Brugge in both 1992 and 1996, once with Anderlecht in 2004 and in 2007 with KRC Genk. On 15 December 2008, Broos accepted the proposal of Greek club and for the first time in his career left his country. Panserraikos had a great campaign in Greek Cup, eliminate Panathinaikos in quarterfinals but lost against AEK Athens in the semis. In season Panserraikos couldn't avoid relegation.
Broos left from Panserraikos and became new coach of Trabzonspor, on 22 June 2009 and was released on 22 November 2009. After that he was head coach of Zulte Waregem for half a season, before becoming assistant coach of Al Jazira Club, he was sacked in 2012 and is now manager of the national team of Cameroon, a job he applied for when it was advertised online and appointed in February 2016. He led the team to victory in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, he is now sporting director of K V Oostende after being fired as Cameroon's coach in February 2018. AnderlechtBelgian First Division: 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81 Belgian Cup: 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1975–76, 1977–78 UEFA Cup: 1982–83 UEFA Super Cup: 1976, 1978Club BruggeBelgian First Division: 1987–88 Belgian Cup: 1985–86 Belgian Supercup: 1986 MolenbeekBelgian Second Division: 1989–90Club BruggeBelgian First Division:1991–92, 1995–96 Belgian Cup: 1994–95, 1995–96 Belgian Supercup: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996AnderlechtBelgian Pro League: 2003–04CameroonAfrica Cup of Nations: 2017 Belgian Professional Manager of the Year: 1991–92, 1995–96, 2003–04, 2006–07
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht known as Anderlecht or RSCA, is a Belgian professional football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels Capital-Region. Anderlecht plays in the Belgian First Division A and is the most successful Belgian football team in European competitions, with five trophies, as well as in the Belgian domestic league, with 34 championship wins, they have won nine Belgian Cups and hold the record for most consecutive Belgian championship titles, winning five between the 1963–64 and 1967–68 seasons. Founded in 1908, the club first reached the highest level in Belgian football in 1921–22 and have been playing in the first division continuously since 1935–36 and in Europe since 1964-65, they won their first major trophy after World War II with a championship win in 1946–47. Since they have never finished outside the top six of the Belgian first division, they are ranked 12th amongst all-time UEFA club competition winners, tenth in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics continental Clubs of the 20th Century European ranking and were 41st in the 2012 UEFA team rankings.
In 1986, they achieved their best UEFA ranking with a joint first place with Juventus. Anderlecht have been playing their matches in the Astrid Park in the municipality of Anderlecht since 1917, their current stadium, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, was first opened in 1983, replaced the former Emile Versé Stadium. They play in white outfits, they have long-standing rivalries with Standard Liège. Founded as Sporting Club Anderlechtois on 27 May 1908 by a dozen football lovers at the Concordia café, the club beat Institut Saint-Georges in their first match, 11–8, they joined the official competition in 1909–10, starting at the lowest level in the Belgian football league system the third provincial division. In 1912–13, they gained promotion to the second-higher level of football named the Promotion. After only one season at that level, the championships were suspended due to World War I, resumed in 1919–20. With the popularity of the team increasing, Anderlecht had moved to a new stadium in the Astrid Park in 1917.
They baptized the stadium Stade Emile Versé in honor of the club's first major patron, the industrialist Emile Versé. At the end of the 1920–21 season, Anderlecht were promoted to the first division for the first time in their history. In the next 14 seasons, Anderlecht were relegated four times and promoted four times, earning themselves the mockery of local rival clubs Union Saint-Gilloise and Daring Club de Bruxelles, who nicknamed them the "lift club". In 1933, 25 years after their formation, the club changed their name to Royal Sporting Club Anderlechtois. Since their promotion in 1935, Anderlecht has remained at the top level of football. With Jef Mermans, a striker signed from K Tubantia FC in 1942 for a record fee of 125,000 Belgian francs, Anderlecht won their first league title in 1947, their success increased in the following years as they won six more titles between 1949–50 and 1955–56 and two more in 1958–59 and 1961–62. In the 1960s, under the coaching of Pierre Sinibaldi and of Andreas Beres, the club won five titles in a row, still a Belgian league record.
The star of this team was Paul Van Himst, topscorer in 1965, 1967 and 1969 and Belgian Golden Shoe winner in 1960, 1961, 1965 and 1974. Anderlecht played in the first European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1955–56, lost both legs of their tie against Vörös Lobogo, they had to wait until the 1962–63 season to win their first European tie, with a 1–0 victory over Real Madrid, which followed a 3–3 draw in Spain. For the first time, they advanced to the second round, where they beat CSKA Sofia before losing to Dundee in the quarter-finals. In the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Anderlecht lost in the final against Arsenal. Between 1975 and 1984, Anderlecht only won one championship but they achieved considerable European success: they won the 1975–76 and 1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cups against West Ham United and Austria Wien as well as the two subsequent European Super Cups; the 1982–83 season was a noteworthy season for the club for numerous reasons: former Anderlecht favourite Paul Van Himst was named the new coach, they won the 1982–83 UEFA Cup and the rebuilding of the club stadium began.
But in the domestic league, Anderlecht had to settle for second place behind Standard. Their bid to retain the UEFA Cup in 1983–84 failed at the final hurdle against English side Tottenham Hotspur. Anderlecht reached the final controversially by beating another English side, Nottingham Forest, with a debatable extra time penalty to win 3–2 on aggregate, it was found Anderlecht had bribed the referee the equivalent of £27,000 to ensure passage to the final. After three second-place finishes in a row, the Purple and Whites secured an easy 18th title in 1984–85, 11 points ahead of Club Brugge. In 1985–86, Anderlecht won the championship again, but this time after a two-legged play-off against Club Brugge. Anderlecht won their 20th championship on the last matchday of the 1986–87 season, they lost key players Franky Vercauteren, Enzo Scifo and Juan Lozano. A weakened team coached by Raymond Goethals finished only fourth in 1988 behind Club Brugge, KV Mechelen and Royal Antwerp, but they nonetheless managed to lift the Belgian Cup for the sixth time in cl
Paul Van Himst
Paul Van Himst is a retired Belgian football forward and a football manager. Now retired, he still supports R. S. C. Anderlecht, his former team, he was nicknamed Polle Gazon due to the large number of fouls committed on him. In 1964, he played in the Belgium-Netherlands match alongside 10 Anderlecht players after the substitution of goalkeeper Delhasse by Jean-Marie Trappeniers. Van Himst won the Belgian championship 8 times, all of them with Anderlecht, a club for which he started playing his first professional season in 1959–60. With Anderlecht, he scored 233 goals in 457 matches, he played for RWDM in 1975–76 and for Eendracht Aalst in the following season. Between 1960 and 1974, "Polle Gazon" scored 30 goals for the Belgian national team; this performance made him Belgium's second topscorer—along with Bernard Voorhoof—and the 10th most capped player for his country. He made his debut on 19 October 1960 in a match against Sweden and he was part of Belgium's team which qualified for the 1970 World Cup.
Van Himst helped Belgium reach third place at the Euro 1972. As a football manager, Van Himst has worked notably for Anderlecht and the national team which he led to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he holds the record of four times being awarded the Golden Shoe. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was named the Golden Player of Belgium by the Belgian Football Association as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years, he has been an ambassador for the Belgian/South-African NGO "Born In Africa" since 2005. His wife, Arlette Neckebroeck, died on 4 December 2013. Escape to Victory - Michel Fileu - The Players: Belgium Max - Himself List of UEFA Cup winning managers Media related to Paul Van Himst at Wikimedia Commons CV UEFA.com – Golden Player of Belgium Born In Africa – Ambassador of the NGO – Belgium still bow to Van Himst – By Berend Scholten on UEFA.com
Hans Croon was a Dutch football manager who won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final with Anderlecht. As well as Anderlecht, Croon coached in the Netherlands and Belgium with DWS, VER, HVC, FC Volendam, K. S. V. Waregem, Lierse S. K. and NEC. His Anderlecht side won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with a 4–2 victory over West Ham United on 5 May 1976 at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, he won the Belgian Cup in 1976 with Anderlecht. He left Belgium and moved to NEC, coached the team until 1978, he succeeded compatriot Kees Rijvers at Beringen, with whom he suffered relegation from the Eerste Klasse. In 1995, it was reported that Croon was persuading players to take drugs during his short tenure at FC VVV. VVV player Mikan Jovanovic confirmed the report, stating he was one of three players to take performance-enhancing pills. After retiring from the football world, the spiritual Croon joined the Bhagwan movement and named himself Shunyam Avyakul, he died in February 1985 in a Rotterdam hospital at the age of 48 following a car crash near Arnemuiden a week earlier
Georges Leekens is a Belgian association football manager and former football player. During his managerial career, he was in charge of four national teams: the Belgian, Tunisian and Hungarian national football teams, he managed numerous clubs in Belgium, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. He is in charge of Iranian side Tractor Sazi, he made his debut as a footballer in 1967 with Sporting Houthalen after leaving the lower ranks of the club. In 1969, he signed for one year with KFC Dessel Sport. After a brief stint at Crossing Club, he was transferred to Club Brugge. With the team, he reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 1978 against Liverpool in Wembley Stadium in London where they was defeated with a single goal, he won five Belgian leagues, a Belgian Cup and a Belgian Super Cup in 1980, one year before joining the Sint-Niklase in which he retired from football in 1984. The same year of his retirement, Cercle Brugge signed him as coach for the next three seasons winning the Belgian Cup a year later.
The same title won with RSC Anderlecht three years after winning it with the Cercle Brugge. After training KV Kortrijk, he came to Club Brugge to win the Belgian League, the Belgian Super Cup in 1990, the Belgian Cup and again the Belgian Super Cup in 1991, he trained the KV Mechelen, Trabzonspor. Back to the Cercle Brugge and Royal Charleroi before signing for the RE Mouscron, promoted to the Belgian First Division after finishing first in the Belgian Second Division. In his first spell as coach of the Belgium national football team he led it to the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals after a two-legged win against the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying play-off, he was sacked from his role as federal coach after a disappointing third place in the World Cup group stage failed to qualify Belgium for the second round after drawing with Netherlands and South Korea. After making a brief pass as coach of KSC Lokern and Roda JC, he was announced as coach of Algeria at the end of 2002, which he qualified for the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, but reached an agreement with the Federation to rescind the contract for family reasons.
After his African stage, he returned to the Royal Excelsior Mouscron he signed for KAA Gent for three years and again he would take the bench of KSC Lokeren. In 2009, it was announced that he will the new coach of Al-Hilal FC but he was sacked after three months after being defeated against Al-Shabab 3–0 so he coached KV Kortrijk again for one season. On 11 May 2010 Leekens signed a contract until 2012 to take over the Belgium national team for the second time; as a consequence he had to resign from his coaching role at K. V. Kortrijk. On 12 April 2011 it was announced that Leekens's contract had been extended to 2014 after some promising results in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. On 13 May 2012 it was announced that Leekens will coach Club Brugge for a second time, but he was fired a few months after a series of successive defeats. On 27 March 2014 he signed a 2-year contract with the Tunisian Football Federation to coach the Carthage Eagles for a monthly salary of 25,000 euros. For his first tournament with Tunisia, Georges Leekens managed to take the team to the quarterfinals, his team being eliminated 1-2 by Equatorial Guinea, the host country of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
On 27 June 2015 the Tunisian federation announces having terminated its contract amicably. In 2016, he coached the Algerian national football team, he made the team to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. On 24 January 2017, he resigned being a coach after being eliminated in Group B stage. In February 2017 he was one of a number of managers on the shortlist for the vacant Rwanda national team manager role. In October 2017 it was announced. Due to three losses and one draw in four matches, he was fired in June 2018, he was appointed by Tunisian club Étoile du Sahel as coach on 10 October 2018 after failing in the 2018 CAF Champions League to be his first experience with African clubs after a long period in European clubs and a short experience in Asian clubs with Al Hilal. He managed to qualify the team to the quarter-finals of the Arab Championship with African champions Wydad Casablanca before leaving on 26 November for unconvincing results in the Tunisian League; as of 13 April 2019 Club BruggeBelgian League: 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 Belgian Cup: 1977 Belgian Super Cup: 1980 UEFA Champions League: 1978 Club BruggeBelgian League: 1990 Belgian Cup: 1991 Belgian Super Cup: 1990, 1991Cercle BruggeBelgian Cup: 1985BelgiumKirin Cup: 1999 Georges Leekens is the cousin of Louis Leekens, Belgian National Champion of gymnastics in 1966 and is leading the top sports school for gymnastics in Genk.