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Belgium announce their new manager after Roberto Martinez’s exit

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The Red Devils have appointed a successor to Roberto Martinez after the manager’s post-World Cup departure.

Domenico Tedesco has replaced Roberto Martinez as the new Belgium manager.

The 37-year-old Italian takes charge of a national team for the first time in his career. Aside from a one-and-a-half-season spell with Spartak Moscow in Russia, he has mostly coached German clubs. His last role was at RB Leipzig from December 2021 to September 2022.

Last season, Tedesco led Leipzig to their first DFB-Pokal title, the Europa League semi-finals, and a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga.

“For me, it is a great honor to be the new head coach of Belgium,” Tedesco told reporters after confirmation of his appointment.

“I’m really looking forward to the task, and I’m extremely motivated. I had a very good feeling right from the first conversation.”

The former Schalke boss will now focus on preparing Belgium for Euro 2024.

The Red Devils had a poor World Cup in 2022, crashing out in the group stages. They only won once in three games in Qatar. Their poor showing led to the departure of Martinez, who now coaches Portugal.

Tedesco, who has signed a contract until 2024, will make his Belgium debut on March 24 away to Sweden in a Euro qualifier.