At KV Mechelen, Marc Brys will replace Peter Maes who left the club a few weeks earlier in a surprise move to Lokeren. Marc Brys (48) worked in the Netherlands since 2008. In Belgium, he steered Germinal Beerschot to the Belgian Cup in 2005.
Marc Brys, who has a liking for offensive tactics, is very happy to be back in Belgium. In fact, it was love at first sight with KV Mechelen. "Sometimes, you get a warm feeling when you see a beautiful woman. I had this feeling with Mechelen", Brys smiled at the press conference.
'KVM is a warm club with and has an English touch: passion, fighting spirit, a great crowd and also a sense of drama. It's a quiet club to work: perfect." Marc Brys signed a one-year contract.
Bob Peeters: "36 or 56 doesn't matter"
Former Belgian international Bob Peeters (36) will be at the helm of Cercle Brugge, the runner-up of the Belgian Cup final. It's the first time he will in charge of a first-division team. Peeters leaves AA Gent, where he was in charge of the U23 team.
Does he have a lack of experience? "Whether you're 36 or 56, doesn't really matter. As long as you have a passion for football." Peeters said he learnt a lot from Michel Preud'homme at AA Gent. "He told me it was time to move on and to take my chance when I had it." Bob Peeters signed a two-year contract in Bruges.