Genk-coach Philippe Clement has the Trofee Raymond Goethals won the award for best coach in 2018. He took it for Marc Brys (STVV) and Ivan Leko (Club Brugge), the other two nominees.
The jury awarded with the Trophy Raymond Goethals, Belgian trainer (or coach with dual nationality, such as Leko) over the last year, the best answered on the figure of Raymond Goethals, his way of working and your passion.
The distinction is, since 2011, awarded annually. The jury is composed of under more ex-coaches and other influential figures from the Belgian football world. Eric Gerets (former coach of Morocco) was the first winner. Then won Peter Maes (Lokeren), Francky Dury (Zulte Waregem), Marc Wilmots (Red Devils), Hein Vanhaezebrouck (AA Gent), Michel Preud’homme (Club Brugge) and Felice Mazzu (Charleroi).
It was Basile Boli that the trophy handed out at the stadium of RWDM. The former French international (45 caps) played under Raymond Goethals at Marseille. In 1993, made the ex-defender against AC Milan the only goal in the final of the first edition of the Champions League. Until today, Goethals is the only Belgian trainer who has managed the kampioenenbal to win.