Philippe Clement will leave champion Racing Genk, and next season, coach of Club Brugge. That has blue-black Friday afternoon announced.
“First and foremost, I want the whole KRC Genk-family, thank you. I had a fantastic period with as summum the achievement of the title,” said Clement in a first reaction. “It was not an obvious decision to make a choice between two teams that I am very close to ben.”
Chairman Bart Verhaeghe succeeded, together with Vincent Mannaert in Clement to convince the Bruges project. He calls Clement “a driven professional who is very wise in his career has built. He possesses all the traits of a top trainer and has a big heart for Club Brugge.”
More clarity on the interpretation of the technical staff is not there yet, all brought Club Brugge all conversations with Gert Verheyen for the position of assistant coach. Next Wednesday there is more information at a press conference.
Previously a player and assistant coach at Club Brugge
Clement was already years to work at Club Brugge. From 1999 to 2009 as a player and from 2012 as assistant coach. He learned the tricks of the trade from Michel Preud’homme, which he is, in 2016, with blue-black, the first title in eleven years experienced.
Then left Clement the club to his own way as a head coach. In his first assignment at Waasland-Beveren, he threw high eyes, and then Genk him to the province of Limburg took. In the first full season in the Luminus Arena led Clement Genk right to the title.