Yesterday we saw a strong character in his performance in Genk. Bernd Storck spoke loudly and clearly in German and English. And everyone listened.
With Storck, things got serious for Genk. Discipline is his hobby horse, every second of the day has to work.
John van den Brum gave his players a lot of confidence. They were allowed to look for solutions on their own.
With Storck you feel there will be room for improvisation. As a soccer player, he wants to provide his players with tools.
That would definitely have a shocking effect. It is curious whether it will work.
Protecting clubs like Cercle or Mouscron from relegation is very different from achieving success with a big club like Racing Genk. The 58-year-old German has no major club experience.
Bernd Stork will be the 32nd coach in 33 years at Racing Genk, ninth in 7 years.
With Peter Maes, Genk chose a gut feeling, with Hannes Wolff as laptop coach, Felice Mazzu knew the club’s and fans’ past.
These are all different visions, but the current vision is very simple: Genk must win again as quickly as possible. Preferably in the Europa League against Rapid Vienna.
Winter is important, but right now it’s not nearly as important as the competition climb. They have players for that. And they will all have to follow.
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