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OFFICIAL: Vrancken no longer Genk’s manager

Earlier this Wednesday, we reported that Wouter Vrancken’s journey had come to an end. However, this information was denied by the Limburg-based club.

The club wasted no time in making it official. Genk announced on Thursday that the coach “has decided not to honour his long-term commitment to the club,” as stated in the released statement.

End of the Road with Immediate Effect “After a successful start at Genk in the 2022-2023 season, the ambition to work together for a longer period was highlighted in the autumn of 2022 with the signing of a four-season contract. Even before the double confrontation against Club Bruges, Wouter Vrancken’s entourage indicated a preference for a new challenge. Following several discussions over the past two weeks, Vrancken officially confirmed this stance this week,” continued the statement.

It concluded: “Given the crucial phase of the Champions playoffs and the battle for a European ticket in which Genk finds itself, the club believes it is best to terminate the collaboration with immediate effect. Domenico Olivieri, Michel Ribeiro, and Eddy Vanhemel will be tasked with coaching the group for the remaining three matches of this season. Genk aims to remain focused on sports and will, therefore, refrain from making any comments.”

Written by Jose Machino

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