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: 18 August 2018.

Name Nat. Date of birth Club Division Appointed Time as manager Source
Francky Dury Belgium 11 October 1957 Zulte Waregem Belgian First Division A 30 December 2011 6 years, 228 days [1]
Felice Mazzu Belgium 12 March 1966 Charleroi Belgian First Division A 1 June 2013 5 years, 75 days [2]
Ivan Leko Croatia 7 February 1978 Club Brugge Belgian First Division A 8 June 2017 1 year, 68 days [3]
László Bölöni Romania 11 March 1953 Antwerp Belgian First Division A 16 June 2017 1 year, 60 days [4]
Peter Maes Belgium 1 June 1964 Lokeren Belgian First Division A 9 August 2017 1 year, 6 days [5]
Nigel Pearson England 21 August 1963 OH Leuven Belgian First Division B 22 September 2017 327 days [6]
Hein Vanhaezebrouck Belgium 16 February 1964 Anderlecht Belgian First Division A 3 October 2017 316 days [7]
Yves Vanderhaeghe Belgium 30 January 1970 Gent Belgian First Division A 4 October 2017 315 days [8]
Tom Van Imschoot Belgium 4 September 1981 Lommel Belgian First Division B 30 Cctober 2017 289 days [9]
Claude Makélélé France 18 February 1973 Eupen Belgian First Division A 6 November 2017 282 days [10]
Glen De Boeck Belgium 22 August 1971 Kortrijk Belgian First Division A 8 November 2017 280 days [11]
Philippe Thys France 30 August 1959 Tubize Belgian First Division B 13 November 2017 275 days [12]
Bob Peeters Belgium 10 January 1974 Westerlo Belgian First Division B 5 December 2017 253 days [13]
Philippe Clement Belgium 22 March 1974 Genk Belgian First Division A 19 December 2017 239 days [14]
Dennis van Wijk Netherlands 16 December 1962 KV Mechelen Belgian First Division B 24 January 2018 203 days [15]
Jordi Condom Spain 29 June 1969 Roeselare Belgian First Division B 25 January 2018 202 days [16]
Frank Defays Belgium 23 February 1974 Excel Mouscron Belgian First Division A 2 February 2018 182 days [17]
Gert Verheyen[n 1] Belgium 20 September 1970 Oostende Belgian First Division A 20 May 2018 87 days [18]
Marc Brys Belgium 10 May 1962 Sint-Truiden Belgian First Division A 21 May 2018 86 days [19]
Luka Elsner Slovenia 11 September 1958 Union SG Belgian First Division B 23 May 2018 84 days [20]
Michel Preud'homme Belgium 24 January 1959 Standard Liège Belgian First Division A 23 May 2018 84 days [21]
Stijn Vreven Belgium 18 July 1973 Beerschot Wilrijk Belgian First Division B 25 May 2018 82 days [22]
Laurent Guyot France 17 December 1969 Cercle Brugge Belgian First Division A 6 June 2018 70 days [23]
Yannick Ferrera Belgium 18 July 1973 Waasland-Beveren Belgian First Division A 8 June 2018 68 days [24]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Verheyen was announced as manager on 25 April 2018 but only replaced Adnan Čustović 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. ^ "Ivan Leko is de nieuwe coach van Club Brugge" [Ivan Leko new head coach at Club Brugge] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Laszlo Bölöni voorgesteld als nieuwe trainer van Antwerp" [Laszlo Bölöni presented as new head coach of Antwerp] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Peter Maes volgt Runar Kristinsson op bij Lokeren" [Peter Maes succeeds Runar Kristinsson at Lokeren] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Nigel Pearson nieuwe coach van OH Leuven" [Nigel Pearson new coach of OH Leuven] (in Dutch). ohl.be. 2017-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Vanhaezebrouck tekent contract voor 3 jaar als Anderlecht-coach" [Vanhaezebrouck signs contract for 3 years as Anderlecht-coach] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Vanderhaeghe volgt Vanhaezebrouck op bij AA Gent: "Snel weer winnen"" [Vanderhaeghe succeeds Vanhaezebrouck at AA Gent: "Quickly win again"] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-10-04. 
  9. ^ "Tom Van Imschoot wordt opnieuw coach van Lommel SK" [Tom Van Imschoot again becomes manager of Lommel SK] (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 2017-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Claude Makélélé (ex-Chelsea en ex-Real) is de nieuwe trainer van Eupen" [Claude Makélélé (ex-Chelsea en ex-Real) is de nieuwe trainer van Eupen] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-11-06. 
  11. ^ "Glen De Boeck is de nieuwe coach van Kortrijk" [Glen De Boeck is the new manager of Kortrijk] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-11-08. 
  12. ^ "Nieuwe coach moet Tubeke helpen in degradatiestrijd" [New manager to help Tubeke in relegation battle] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-11-13. 
  13. ^ "Bob Peeters keert na een jaar weer terug naar Westerlo" [Bob Peeters returns to Westerlo after one year] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-10-06. 
  14. ^ "Clement neemt afscheid van spelers: "Dit waren moeilijke dagen"" [Clement says goodbye to players: "Difficult few days"] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2017-12-19. 
  15. ^ "DENNIS VAN WIJK NIEUWE TRAINER KVM" [DENNIS VAN WIJK NEW TRAINER OF KVM] (in Dutch). kvmechelen.be. 2018-01-24. 
  16. ^ "Ex-Eupen-coach Condom gaat bij Roeselare aan de slag" [Ex-Eupen-coach Condom starts working at Roeselare] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-01-25. 
  17. ^ "Ex-Charleroi-speler Defays krijgt zijn kans als coach bij Moeskroen" [Ex-Charleroi-player Defays gets his chance as coach with Mouscron] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-02-14. 
  18. ^ "Verheyen en Van der Elst vormen nieuwe trainerstandem van KV Oostende" [Verheyen and Van der Elst to become new coaching duo of KV Oostende] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-04-27. 
  19. ^ "Marc Brys wordt maandag voorgesteld als coach van STVV" [Marc Brys to be presented Monday as new coach of STVV] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-05-19. 
  20. ^ "Jonge Sloveen Elsner zet vanaf volgend seizoen de lijnen uit bij Union" [Young Slovenian Elsner to manage the team next season at Union] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-05-23. 
  21. ^ "Officieel: Michel Preud'homme wordt opnieuw coach van Standard" [Official: Michel Preud'homme becomes manager of Standard again] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-05-23. 
  22. ^ "Vreven moet Brys doen vergeten op het Kiel: "Volks en vurig naar 1A"" [Vreven to make Brys forgotten at the Kiel: "Folksy and fiery towards 1A"] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-05-25. 
  23. ^ "Fransman Guyot moet Cercle Brugge in 1e klasse A houden" [Frenchman Guyot to keep Cercle Brugge in 1st division A] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-06-06. 
  24. ^ "Yannick Ferrera: "Waasland-Beveren is een zeer ambitieuze club"" [Yannick Ferrera: "Waasland-Beveren is a very ambitious club"] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2018-06-08.