Sunday, 03 July 2016
Over the next few weeks, the Belgian Football Union will “thoroughly analyse how the national team functions”. It will “not make any hasty decisions”, it said in a press release.
The Belgian team was eliminated in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 on Friday evening. The Devils lost to Wales by 3 goals to 1. Coach Marc Wilmots was severely criticised in the press after this elimination.
Mr Wilmots has said he is not thinking of throwing in the towel as national coach “at the moment”. “I am not going to think about that and give you an answer right now, when the adrenalin is still at its highest level. I am going to analyse it all with a clear head, and then make a decision”, he said on Friday. He has a contract until 2018.
“Yesterday’s defeat was difficult for the supporters and the team, but also for the football union. The Federal President and the President of the Technical Commission decided not to make any hasty decisions. We will take the opportunity to spend the next few weeks analysing how the national team functions”, the Belgian Union said.