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Anderlecht hire former Gent boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck

Hein Vanhaezebrouck is the new manager of Anderlecht.

Less than a week after leaving Belgian club Gent, Hein Vanhaezebrouck has taken over as coach at rivals Anderlecht.

Anderlecht says Vanhaezebrouck has joined the team on a three-year contract, only six days after Gent and the coach split following a bad start to the season.

Anderlecht has had an equally bad start to the league and let go of coach Rene Weiler just before Vanhaezebrouck became available.

Vanhaezebrouck led Gent to their first Belgian league title two years ago and also added the Super...

 By PA Sport

Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson named new OH Leuven coach

Nigel Pearson had a short spell at Derby after leaving Leicester.

Nigel Pearson has returned to club management with Belgian second division club OH Leuven, who share the same King Power International Group owners as his former club Leicester City.

Pearson was sacked by Leicester in June 2015, weeks after masterminding an unlikely escape from relegation, and was widely credited for putting the wheels in motion for their incredible Premier League title triumph the following season.

Following an ill-fated spell at Derby last year, he will now work alongside the...

By ESPN Staff

Anderlecht sack manager Rene Weiler amid poor start to season

Rene Weiler is out as manager of Anderlecht.

Belgian champions Anderlecht have parted company with manager Rene Weiler following a disappointing start to the season.

The Swiss coach led Anderlecht to the Belgian title and the quarterfinals of the Europa League last season in his first year in charge but the club have won only two of their seven league games so far.

Anderlecht also lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich in their opening Champions League group game last week, leaving then third in a group that also includes Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic.


 By Nayib Moran

Mexican youngster Omar Govea making a name for himself in Europe

Omar Govea is not a household name in Mexico yet but his quick start has him knocking on the door of a national team call-up.

MEXICO CITY -- The story of Omar Govea took an important turn when he left Mexico for Portugal in 2015. At the time, FC Porto got Govea on-loan from Liga MX's Club America. A year later Porto purchased his playing rights from America, but Govea would only get playing time with FC Porto B that season. Although he spent his significant formative years with America and Porto, Govea never made a first division debut with either side. That breakthrough finally came this summer with Belgian side Royal...

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Other top European leagues may follow suit after Prem transfer deadline vote

The FC crew raise concerns with the Premier League's new transfer policy and how big European clubs can take advantage.
Alejandro Moreno and Alexis Nunes weigh the pros and cons of the vote to move the Premier League transfer deadline.

The Premier League's vote to close the summer transfer window before the first game of next season has been met with a positive reaction in Europe.

The majority of Premier League clubs agreed on Thursday to bring forward the closure of the summer transfer window next summer to Aug. 7 -- the Thursday before the 2018-19 season commences. No other league in Europe has yet followed suit, meaning transfers in and out of Italy, Spain, Germany and France, for example, will still be possible until Aug....