Football: Advocaat confirmed as Belgian coach

2nd July 2009, Comments 1 comment

Former two-time Dutch national coach Dick Advocaat was named officially as coach of Belgium on Wednesday on a two year contract.

BRUSSELS - The 61-year-old will take up his duties on January 1 2010 as he is still under contract to Russian side Zenit St-Petersburg where he has enjoyed great success guiding them to the 2008 UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.

Advocaat, a former manager of Scottish giants Rangers and who enjoyed less successful spells with South Korea and Borussia Monchengladbach, replaces Rene Vandereycken.

The 55-year-old was sacked as coach of Belgium at the beginning of April after three years in the role.

Belgium are currently fourth in World Cup qualifying group five and stand little chance of qualifying for next summer's tournament in South Africa.

They also failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championship.


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