Following the unsurprising sacking of Marc Wilmots, following Belgium’s disappointing Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of minnows Wales, the Belgian Football Association are advertising the vacant position online – and anyone can apply.
Whilst Louis Van Gaal is the favourite for the post, the Dutchman’s experience in some of Europe’s top leagues and, more significantly, at international level is not yet enough to convince the RBFA to make an approach, as they’re keeping their options wide-open.
The Royal Belgian Football Association have set out a list of key attributes that the ideal candidate must possess including: “Experience and results in the fast-changing world of football”, “Proven record of working with experts in high-level football” and “a strong and open communicator” amongst others – If you fir the bill, then get your applications emailed to technical director Chris van Puyvelde before July 31st!
The bizarre scenario is akin to PC-favourite Football Manager becoming a reality. Following my recent, successful attempt to “do better than Roy Hodgson with England at Euro 2016” – taking the Three Lions to the semi-finals – only losing out on a place in the final following a 120th minute penalty; I’d like to officially declare my interest in the position.