Fancy a job as manager of the world’s second team?
Want to lead Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois to their next major tournament?
Well, applications for one of football’s best jobs have been opened – but you have to be a ‘serial winner’ to apply.
According to Roberto Martinez resigned as boss of Belgium After their disappointing World Cup campaign, the Red Devils are in the hunt for their next head coach.
The Royal Belgian Football Association said he is looking for candidates “who know how to win”.
They want candidates to be “extremely ambitious” with “the necessary international experience at the highest level, knowledge and tactical knowledge of football as well as the right personal skills”.
Describing their ideal manager, the governing body said: “He’s a serial winner with experience managing top players.
“He knows how to focus on creating a cohesive group and integrating young players. The football association is looking for a tactical expert who supports his choices with objective data, technology and parameters and relies on the sporting expertise and structure of the RBFA.”
The application deadline is January 10, 2023.
Belgium, who won third place at the 2018 World Cup, failed to progress beyond the group stage in Qatar after losing 2-0 to Morocco and scored just one goal in the tournament.
Spaniard Martinez, 49, was appointed in 2016 and his team topped the world rankings from September 2018 to March 2022.
“Even after the early elimination at the World Cup in Qatar, the RBFA remains very ambitious for the future. All the elements are in place to continue to be successful in the future,” added the RBFA.
“It’s up to the new national team coach to work with what’s in place and lead us to further success.”
The successful candidate will have to lead the team without Eden Hazard after the Real Madrid playmaker retired from his international duties.