KV Mechelen Friday the cooperation with her coach Jugoslav Lazic stopped. The 38-year-old Serb, who in the summer of 2016 Malinwa joined and have a contract until mid-2020, is the victim of a redefining of the technical staff after the degradation. Head coach Dennis van Wijk and assistant Frederik Vanderbiest extended Thursday their contract for next season.
Lazic, as a player active for Napredak Krusevac (1997-2004) in his homeland and Sporting Lokeren (2004-2015), was in the summer of 2016 by his countryman and former head coach Aleksandar Janković to Mechelen met.
KV Mechelen counted after the regular season in the Jupiler Pro League as Eupen 27 points, but the Oostkantonners could – thanks to a 4-0 victory against Mouscron on the slotspeeldag of the regular season – a better goal difference present (-17 compared to -18). Malinwa relegated to the Proximus League.