Disappointment and Departure: Glen De Boeck’s Troubled Return to Coaching

“We’re going to try to straighten it out. I have experience with such things.”

After four years of absence, Glen De Boeck confidently returned to the coaching profession at the end of September. At KV Kortrijk, penultimate in the standings at the time, he succeeded Edward Still.

In 2017, De Boeck had already brought KV Kortrijk to the brink of Play-off I with an impressive recovery, but there was no repeat of that success. He also couldn’t get the train on the rails.

In 9 matches, De Boeck could only achieve a stunt victory against Club Brugge. He also achieved modest success in the Belgian Cup after penalties against Dender.

For the board, the two victories did not outweigh the defeats against Westerlo, Genk, Union and KV Mechelen and the points division against Eupen and RWDM. The elimination in the Belgian Cup against RWDM was the final straw.

KV Kortrijk now has to look for a new head coach for the 6th time in just over 2 years. After the departure of Luka Elsner, Karim Belhocine, Adnan Custovic, Bernd Storck, Edward Still and Glen De Boeck were reviewed.

Striking: the last four coaches sang an average of 12 games in West Flanders.

Assistant Joseph Akpala will take over De Boeck’s duties for the time being and will immediately face a crucial relegation match against Westerlo on Friday. “The club is working on a successor as quickly as possible,” the club said.

For Glen De Boeck, his period at Kortrijk, after four years without a job as a trainer, turned out to be a major disappointment.

In particular, a perception problem arose around the coach due to a lot of extra-sporting matters – just think of the much-discussed silver jacket.

After the decision, De Boeck briefly spoke to us: “I am very disappointed and very disappointed. And that is actually an understatement. I am angry. It is just a very sad thing,” said the trainer, who had no further comment. wants to give notice of his dismissal.

“Because everything still has to be settled legally.”

2023-12-06 13:52:30
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