Jacky Mathijssen is the new coach of the national team U19, reports that the Belgian Football association. Mathijssen follows Gert Verheyen, who is coach of first division KV Oostende.
The appointment of Mathijssen fits according to the football association “in the context of the further professionalization of the national junior where experienced coaches or ex-pros from the Jupiler Pro League their knowledge and transfer experience to the young people and them at the same time, the winning mentality to teach essential in the professional football.” The 54-year-old Limburger was without a team since his dismissal from the Greek Larissa in september 2017, a mere eleven days after his arrival.
The bond reports further that “coach Roberto Martinez has engaged in this phase of professionalization, and the choice for Jacky Mathijssen has determined.” Mathijssen begins on July 1, 2018 to his new job. The next few weeks, the staff of the U19 be further expanded with an assistant trainer, a keepertrainer and an analyst.
Mathijssen came as a player for Winterslag (1982-1985), Sporting Charleroi (1985-1990), Genk (1990-1993), Lommel (1993-2000), and STVV (2000-2001). The latter club he made his debut as a trainer (2001-2004), and then get started in Charleroi (2004-2007 and 2010), Club Brugge (2007-2009), Lokeren (2009-2010), Beerschot (2010-2013), OH Leuven (2014-2015), Westerlo (2016-2017) and Larissa (2017).