“We will try to make it right. I have experience in such matters.”
After four years of absence, Glen de Bock confidently returned to the coaching profession at the end of last September. In KV Kortrijk, next to last in the standings at that time, behind Edward Steele.
In 2017, De Boeck had already taken KV Kortrijk to the brink of the first playoffs after an impressive recovery, but there was to be no repeat of that success. He was also unable to put the train on the tracks.
In 9 matches, De Boock could only achieve a thrilling victory over Club Brugge. He also had modest success in the Belgian Cup after a penalty shootout against Dender.
For the board, the two wins were not outweighed by defeats to Westerlo, Genk, Union and KV Mechelen and the points split to Eupen and RWDM. The elimination in the Belgian Cup against RWDM was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
KV Kortrijk now has to search for a new head coach for the sixth time in just over two years. After the departure of Luka Elsner, Karim Belhoucine, Adnan Kosovic, Bernd Stork, Edward Still and Glenn de Boeck were reviewed.
Striking: The last four coaches have sung an average of 12 matches in West Flanders.
Assistant Joseph Akpala will take over for De Boeck for the time being and will immediately face a relegation decider against Westerlo on Friday. The club said: “The club is working on a successor as soon as possible.”
For Glenn De Boeck, his time at Kortrijk, after four years without a coaching job, was a huge disappointment.
In particular, a perception problem has arisen around the coach due to too much extra athleticism – just think of the much-discussed Silver Jacket.
After the decision, De Boeck spoke to us briefly: “I’m very disappointed and disappointed. That’s actually an understatement. I’m angry. It’s just a very sad thing,” the coach said, and he had no further comment. He wants to give notice of his dismissal.
“Because everything still has to be settled legally.” “His dismissal has nothing to do with football,” De Bock added to HLN.
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