Belgium sacked national coach Marc Wilmots after their team failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 this month.
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Wilmots had coached the Red Devils for four years, taking them to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2014 and seeing them top FIFA’s world ranking chart with a team built around Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester City pair Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne.
The former Schalke midfielders’ contract was set to expire after the 2018 World Cup but the Belgian Football Association believes the team “needs a new impulse” ahead of their qualifying campaign.
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“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,” the Belgian FA said on their official website.