The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) have announced that Domenico Tedesco has been appointed as the new national team coach. A Taskforce was formed within the RBFA at the beginning of December, consisting of RBFA CEO Peter Bossaert and Operational Director Football Jelle Schelstraete, RBFA directors Sven Jacques and Pierre Locht, and Club Brugge president Bart Verhaeghe. This Taskforce was tasked with finding a new national coach, as well as advising on the further development of RBFA’s technical core.
Italian Domenico Tedesco will succeed Roberto Martínez as national coach of the Belgian Red Devils. He will sign a contract with the RBFA until after the 2024 UEFA European Championship.
Tedesco is 37 and was previously coach at FC Schalke 04, Spartak Moscow and RB Leipzig. He is known as a modern coach with top-level international experience, who likes to play an offensive style of football with plenty of forward pressure.
His mission is to qualify the Belgian Red Devils for the UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany. The first qualifying match will be played on March 24 in Stockholm against Sweden.
New Belgian Red Devils head coach Domenico Tedesco said, “For me it is a great honour to be the new head coach of Belgium. 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 is the new head coach of our Devils. Good luck, coach! 🤝🇧🇪 #DEVILTIME pic.twitter.com/KeHHPbVpB3
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) February 8, 2023