Following Roberto Martinez’s departure in the wake of World Cup disappointment, Domenico Tedesco now takes his place
Following a trophyless spell as Belgium’s head coach, Roberto Martinez departed from his role as Belgium were eliminated in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup. Belgium has now named his successor, Domenico Tedesco.
Belgium appoint Tedesco as new head coach
Roberto Martinez, who has joined Portugal, has been replaced by Domenico Tedesco as Belgium’s head coach. Martinez led Belgium to the #1 ranking in FIFA between 2018 and 2022 but failed to achieve anything more than a third place in the 2018 World Cup with the Red Devils.
Domenico Tedesco, who was sacked by RB Leipzig in September due to poor results, takes Martinez’s position. He is contacted to lead Belgium until after the 2024 European Championships.
Tedesco led Leipzig to their first ever DFB-Pokal as well as a Europa League semi-final. They then crashed out after losing to Rangers.
“For me, it is a great honour to be the new head coach of Belgium,” Tedesco told the press following his appointment. “I’m really looking forward to the task and I’m extremely motivated.
“I had a very good feeling right from the first conversation.”
Domenico Tedesco’s first match in charge of the Red Devils will be against Sweden in March 24 on their way to qualify for the European Championships in Germany next year.