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Gala 2018 – Roberto Martinez is the first foreigner to Coach of the Year

The Spaniard Roberto Martinez, coach of the Red Devils is Saturday at the sports Gala in the Docks Dome Event Hall in Brussels voted Coach of the Year. Martinez took the with 344 points for Philip Mestdagh (275 pts), coach of the Belgian Cats, and Vital Heynen (246), coach of the Polish volleybalmannen.

The Spaniard Roberto Martinez, coach of the Red Devils is Saturday at the sports Gala in the Docks Dome Event Hall in Brussels voted Coach of the Year. Martinez took the with 344 points for Philip Mestdagh (275 pts), coach of the Belgian Cats, and Vital Heynen (246), coach of the Polish volleybalmannen.

For the first time in history put Sportspress, the Belgian Sports of Journalists, this year, the port for foreign coaches open at its election, Coach of the Year. The victory of Martinez does not fall from the sky.

The 45-year-old Catalan led the Red Devils last summer at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia to a historic third place. The profit in the quarter finals on the top favourites Brazil (2-1), the most in the eye. In total won Martinez in 2018 thirteen of his seventeen games with the Devils. He lost only twice, to the semi-finals at the world cup against France (1-0) and continue the tournament in the group stage of the Nations League in Switzerland (5-2).

Philip Mestdagh, the coach of the Belgian basketbalvrouwen, remained on the second place. Mestdagh, and the Belgian Cats, delivered an impressive performance on their first world cup finals ever, immediately a fourth place. The Belgian women won of nations such as Spain and France, in the semi-final to knock on the United States.

Volleybalcoach Vital Heynen captured the third podiumstek. The Limburger was the end of september with the Polish volleybalmannen world champion in the final to Brazil 3-0 to roll. Dionysos was also in 2012 and in 2014 finished third in the election Coach of the Year. (belga)

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