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Wilmots handed Belgium reins

Published: Wednesday 6 June 2012, 13.13CET
Marc Wilmots has been named as the new coach of the Belgian national team, having been in temporary command since the departure of his former boss Georges Leekens.
Wilmots handed Belgium reins
New Belgium coach Marc Wilmots ©AFP

Published: Wednesday 6 June 2012, 13.13CET

Wilmots handed Belgium reins

Marc Wilmots has been named as the new coach of the Belgian national team, having been in temporary command since the departure of his former boss Georges Leekens.

Marc Wilmots has been named as the new coach of Belgium. Wilmots, 43, has signed a two-year contract, which will take him through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

Capped 70 times by Belgium as an attacking midfielder, the former R. Standard de Liège, FC Schalke 04 and FC Girondins de Bordeaux player has been on the Red Devils' staff since October 2009, when he became Dick Advocaat's assistant.

He continued in that role under Advocaat's successor, Georges Leekens, and took temporary command for the 2-2 friendly draw against Montenegro and the 1-0 loss against England following Leekens' move to Club Brugge KV.

Last updated: 06/06/12 17.34CET

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