Domenico Tedesco, 37, has agreed to a deal that will last until the end of the 2024 European Championship. He takes over for Roberto Martinez who stepped down after Belgium’s early exit from the World Cup after six years as head coach.
Tedesco expressed his excitement for the opportunity and his high motivation for the role, having felt a positive connection from the beginning of their discussions.
His first match as the head coach will be a Euro 2024 qualifying match against Sweden in Stockholm on March 24th.
Tedesco takes over a Belgium squad that is seeking to recover from a poor showing in the World Cup. The team, known as the Red Devils, had previously placed third in the 2018 European Championship, but were ranked second in the world when they entered the World Cup.
Despite these high expectations, they were unable to progress past the group stage, winning only one of their three matches and scoring just one goal. Martinez, who previously coached teams such as Swansea, Wigan, and Everton, resigned immediately after the World Cup exit and has since taken on the role of head coach for Portugal.