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Anderlecht relieve coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck after defeat against Cercle

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Hein Vanhaezebrouck is no longer the coach of Anderlecht. “After the disappointing results and the delivered game, the management committee tonight unanimously decided to the cooperation with the coach-to-end”, left the Brussels club to know a few hours after a 2-1 loss to Cercle Brugge.

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“The team gets to little points in the Belgian league and in the Cup of Belgium and in the Europe League, we are to asked disabled. We hope that the tide can quickly return,” said Athletic Director Michael Verschueren in the surprising communication. “We want Hein Vanhaezebrouck to thank you for all the hard work for the club.”

About a successor, nothing is yet decided: “The board discussing the future of the sports staff and will be here as soon as possible about communication.”

Negative goal difference

Anderlecht sprokkelde in his youngest four league games only one point. The defeat against Cercle was the sixth of the season. The state after 19 days on a fourth place, although it was already eleven points of leader Genk. The Inhabitants were in league nine times to win, were by the neighbours of the Union disabled in the Cup of Belgium and had an inglorious campaign in the Europa League with three points.

The 54-year-old Vanhaezebrouck was about all the leagues around eventually 62 games head coach of Anderlecht. Thereof, he won only 26, and there was a staggering 25 times lost. Also the negative goal difference (87-93) is a painful statistic: for Anderlecht, are the unprecedented low numbers.

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No continuation of The success story

Vanhaezebrouck was coach of Anderlecht since October 3, 2017, one week after his “in concert” was left for AA Gent. With the Buffalo he was champion, and surprised he with a strong Champions League campaign. The high expectations he could at Anderlecht never make it.

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