'No reason to change' ex-Wigan Athletic boss

The head of the Belgian FA has confirmed Roberto Martinez will remain as national coach despite their disappointing quarter-final exit at Euro 2020.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 11:50 am
Roberto Martinez

After sweeping through qualifying and the group stage in the finals, Belgium - without injured skipper Eden Hazard - lost 2-1 to Italy on Friday night.

But Peter Bossaert, chief executive officer of the Belgian Football Association, insisted Martinez - Wigan Athletic's FA Cup-winning manager - retains their full support.

"Today we start preparations for the September and October games," he said.

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"Roberto Martinez will be there. No official communication will follow, but there is no reason to change the staff."

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