Pirlo Appears on Belgium Radar to Succeed Roberto Martinez

With yet another disappointing World Cup campaign behind them, Belgium are looking to appoint Roberto Martinez’s successor, as the long-standing Spaniard ended his six-year stint with the Belgian national team on December 1. Andrea Pirlo is one of the names on the Royal Belgian Football Association Association’s wishlist.

The RBFA are on the hunt to appoint a new manager, and a signing the surprising Italian legend has emerged as a possibility. The iconic midfielder is currently leading the dugout at Turkish Super Lig side Fatih Karagümrük, now six months in his tenure.

There are reports from Dutch outlet HLN that Pirlo has mutual interest in taking over reigns, having recently submitted his CV to the RBFA for the vacant role. However, there are concerns that the decorated World Cup does not possess a favorable track record, especially given his dismissal from Juventus following a sub-par stint according to the club’s standards. On the other hand, he did possess a decent record, with 34 wins from 52 games as the Bianconeri boss.

RBFA want to appoint a head coach by February in view of the international football calendar, as preparations for UEFA EURO 2024 gets underway.

Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry has also been tipped to take over the role.

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