The Belgian Football Federation has appointed Georges Leekens as the country’s new national coach.
Leekens, who led Belgium to the 1998 World Cup finals before being sacked after a first round exit, replaces Dick Advocaat after the Dutchman resigned just six months into his tenure.
His appointment comes after leading KV Kortrijk to the play-offs of the Jupiler League this season.
Leekens has been given a two-year deal through to the Euro 2012 finals, with an option for another two years.
“The Executive Committee of the Belgian Football Federation has agreed to finalise negotiations with Georges Leekens so that he becomes the new coach of the Red Devils in order to qualify for Euro 2012,” a statement from the BFF read.
“The Belgian Football Federation has, with the permission of his current club KV Kortrijk, talked with George Leekens, and have reached an agreement in principle to work together. The agreement is not yet formalised because there are still some loose ends. Georges Leekens will be presented at a date yet to be determined.”