SACKED! Marc Wilmots departs post as Belgium boss after early Euro 2016 exit

first_img Marc Wilmots Marc Wilmots has been axed as Belgium’s head coach.The former midfielder, who won 70 caps for the national side, had been in the job since 2012.He led a hugely talented squad, including Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Eden Hazard, to the top of the FIFA world rankings but was unable to mastermind success in two major tournaments.Having lost in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, Belgium were beaten at the same stage by Wales at Euro 2016.Wilmots, who served as an assistant under Dick Advocaat and later Georges Leekens before taking the top job, had a contract until 2018.But the Belgian FA have now decided to make a change ahead of their 2016 World Cup qualifying campaign.A statement from the Belgian FA on Friday read: “The Technical Commission have made an evaluation of Euro 2016 and have declared that the intended goals have not been reached. “There is a common sense that the team needs a new impulse to lead this group towards a top result at a major tournament.“The Belgian FA will immediately start the procedure to find a new head coach, in a transparent way. The idea is to start the upcoming games in September with a new coach, beginning with an international friendly game in Brussels against Spain on the 1st of September.” 1last_img