Edward Still becomes Eupen’s new coach

He replaces Bernd Storck, sacked at the end of October. Edward Still, 31, was sacked by Charleroi on October 22, the day after the heavy defeat of the Zebras at Cercle Brugge (4-1). He became head coach of the Zèbres in May 2021, taking over from Karim Belhocine. This was a first experience of T1 for the former assistant of Ivan Leko (at FC Bruges, Antwerp and Shanghai), who had signed a permanent contract, and who was replaced by Felice Mazzu on the Carolo bench.

Bernd Storck was fired by Eupen one day after Edward Still, on October 23. The 59-year-old German boss has already bounced back, as he was appointed Kortrijk coach last week.

Eupen will therefore be the second club where Edward Still will put on the T1 costume. He will take office this week and will have his brother Nico Still as his assistant. Kristoffer Andersen and Mario Kohnen complete the group of assistant coaches.

“Discussions with management have been rich and I am convinced of the quality of the team,” said Edward Still in a statement from AS Eupen. “I can’t wait to take up my duties and to create, with the staff, a close-knit collective that will allow us to achieve our objectives. I also look forward to finding the supporters who will have a key role to play by being united with us to make Eupen proud again”.

Eupen is 15th in the D1A with 16 points, just above the red zone with 3 units ahead of the first relegation player. After the truce due to the World Cup, the Pandas will resume with a match on the field of the red lantern Seraing on December 23 for the account of the 18th day of the championship. Edward Still will then already find the Zebras, Eupen playing his first match of the year 2023 against Charleroi on January 7 at Kerwheg.


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