• Int’l call-ups for Eden, Michy, T-BO, Costa, Azpi
    We Ain't Got No History

    Int’l call-ups for Eden, Michy, T-BO, Costa, Azpi

    Marc Wilmots may have been one of the more successful Belgium national team head coaches ever, certainly in terms of winning percentages, but given the amount of talent available to him, the quarter-final finishes in both World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016 were largely looked at as disappointments. His departure after Belgium were eliminated in a shambolic display of defending and three goals conceded to Wales -- Hal Robson-Kanu is still without a team, mind you -- was hardly surprising. His replacement was a bit more shocking, with former Everton manager, noted Jason Derulo fanatic, occasional nice guy on ESPN, and shower karaoke advocate Roberto Martinez taking over. His recently got himself an assistant

  • Henry joins Belgium's national team coaching staff
    Once A Metro

    Henry joins Belgium's national team coaching staff

    The story that Ralf Rangnick was ready to make Thierry Henry a national team assistant coach is no longer the weirdest TH14 tale of the summer. Now, Thierry Henry is a national team assistant coach. Roberto Martinez has made Henry part of the Belgian men's national team's coaching staff, taking a page out of the playbook reportedly proposed to the Belgian FA by Ralf Rangnick. Martinez, of course, is more than capable of identifying Henry's qualities himself. As is the Royal Belgian Football Association. The appointment is surprising because Henry has accumulated relatively little coaching experience since retiring as a player. He has a well-compensated broadcasting job in the UK, and that was said