• Belgium coach has played down Hazard injury fear

    Belgium coach has played down Hazard injury fear

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has played down fears of an injury to Eden Hazard after the Chelsea winger limped out of the closing stages of Sunday’s 8-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Estonia.

    Hazard, who captained the side in the absence of the injured Vincent Kompany, scored to take his tally to 10 goals in 18 appearances for club and country this season.

    He left the pitch in apparent discomfort after 73 minutes and was replaced by Everton’s Kevin Mirallas.

    But Martinez told […]

  • Henry named ‘second assistant coach’ to new Belgium boss Martinez

    Henry named ‘second assistant coach’ to new Belgium boss Martinez

    The former Arsenal striker, who had been coaching the Gunners’ U18 side, has become part of the Red Devils’ backroom staff.

    Thierry Henry has been appointed as “second assistant coach” to new Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, the KBVB has announced.

    Henry left his role as Arsenal Under-18 boss in July after Arsene Wenger reportedly refused to sanction the former France international combining the role with his television commitments.

    And that has allowed him to link-up with Martinez, who took over as Red Devils […]

  • Belgium announce former Everton manager Roberto Martinez as new boss

    Belgium announce former Everton manager Roberto Martinez as new boss

    Belgium have announced that former Everton and Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is their new manager.

    The Catalan was sacked by the Toffees towards the end of the last season after leading them to a second successive bottom-half finish.

    However, the Belgian FA have clearly ignored this, perhaps looking at his first campaign on Merseyside – when he led Everton to fifth in the Premier League.

    Belgium removed former head coach Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, with their undoubtedly talented squad failing to get to […]