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Standard sets clubicoon Preud’homme as trainer and vice-president

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Michel Preud’homme is the new coach of Standard Liege. The former coach of FC Twente also performs as a vice-president to the board of directors of the Belgian club.

It is already the fourth time that the 59-year-old Preud’homme goes to work at Standard, after he from 1977 to 1986 240 duels keepte for the club and the century spread over two periods, trainer was at Sclessin.

Preud’homme is the successor of the Portuguese coach Ricardo Sa Pinto, who earlier this week went after Standard to the second place had resulted in the play-offs and the cup won.

Despite the successes wanted Standard not to continue with Sa Pinto, who has repeatedly discredited hit due to his behavior down the line. In december was the trainer for three matches suspended because he just pretended he was hit hard by a plastic cup.

“Results are important, but the image of Standard is that. And as chairman I need to think long term,” explained Standard-chairman Bruno Venanzi against Sporza. “In the beginning of the season could be his behaviour is not always acceptable, certainly not relative to the arbitration.”

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09:03 – 23 may 2018

Two periods

Under clubicoon Preud’homme wants Standard also next year participate for the title. In 1982 and 1983, he was as a player champion, the Liege, and in 2008 he led the club as a trainer to the championship. The 58-fold international worked in their own country also to KAA Gent and Club Brugge and was in the season 1999/2000 technical director of Benfica.

With FC Twente grabbed the old-goalkeeper in 2011 just next to the championship, by a defeat in the last league game against rival Ajax. However, he picked up the Johan Cruijff Scale and the KNVB cup with the Tukkers.

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