Nicky Hayen himself was without a club after he was unable to save Waasland-Beveren from relegation last season.
In Wales, Hayen will have to fight again for preservation. After 17 match days, Haverfordwest are second last in the Welsh Premier League with 16 points.
“I am very satisfied, this was an easy choice,” says Hayen on the website of his new employer. “We clicked immediately during the first talks with the chairman. We are on the same page, have the same vision and the same ambitions. I hope to be able to achieve success with this club in the coming months and years.”
Hayen cannot immediately start at Haverfordwest. Until he has his work permit and the necessary travel documents, 2 interim coaches are at the helm.
Striking: Hayen becomes only the fourth coach in the Welsh Premier League not to come from the British Isles. The Spaniard Lucas Cazorla, the Brazilian Bruno Lopes and the Australian Anthony Limbrick preceded our compatriot.