Drama continues in Europe after the Euro 2016. Few weeks after the Euro 2016 finals in France, coaches have resigned, players have hanged their boots from international football and now the Belgium Coach has been fired too.
Marc Wilmots has been shown the exit door by the Royal Belgian Football Association following their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign in France.
The 47 year-old coach was contracted to stay with the national team until after the 2018 World Cup but has now left after guiding the team to the Euro 2016 quarter finals which they lost to Wales and sent back home.
Belgium went into Euro 2016 as one of the favourites. The squad was made up of the country’s best super stars, containing the likes of the Chelsea duo, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Romeo Lukaku and Fellain.
However, this star studded team failed to impress at the Euro 2016 tournament and were beaten by Wales.
The RBFA’s Technical Commission have made an evaluation of the recent UEFA Euro 2016 and have declared that the intended goals have not been reached.
Since he took over the reigns as the head coach in 2012 at the team, Belgium had not qualified for a major tournament in almost ten years, but Wilmots took them to the finals of the Euro 2016. During his tenure at the team, Wilmots managed to win 34 games out of 51, including eight draws.
The team also climbed from the 54th position on Fifa rankings to number 2.
Things were looking better since he took over, but the 3-0 loss to Wales changed the whole situation in Belgium.
Meanwhile, the Belgium Football Association (FA) has thanked Wilmots for the time he spent with the national team.