Eupen coach replaced after 19 days

In football, newly promoted Eupen have a new coach. Flamboyant Eziolino Capuano was replaced today by Frenchman Albert Cartier after just 19 days at the helm of the German-speaking club. Capuano had steered Eupen to one point in three matches.

On 6 September, Capuano had succeeded Danny Ost, who decided to quit after failing to pick up a single point in Eupen's first 5 matches.

However, Capuano didn't have a lot more success. He opted for a defensive style but this resulted in just 1 point from 3 matches. On top of that, Eupen received a lot of criticism for the defensive approach. Capuano made more headlines with his flamboyant behaviour off the pitch than with results. He says that he made the decision to quit, and that he was not sacked.

Eupen didn't waste much time in finding a new trainer. Today, Frenchman Albert Cartier was announced as the new coach. The 50-year-old has quite some experience with fighting relegation in the Belgian league, previously coaching La Louvière, FC Brussels, Mons and Tubize. He also enjoyed a short, successful spell at AA Gent.