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Belgium: Bernd Stork becomes Genk head coach – official

The club’s official website reported that Bernd Stork will continue his career as head coach of the KRC Genk team, which is ranked eighth in Belgian football. According to the announcement, in an unusual way in the world of football, the parties concluded an open contract.

The official website of KRC Genk welcomes the new coach

Genk also said in his announcement that Stork had previously been nominated for the team’s bench podium, but no deal was reached that year. They may have referred to the summer of 2019, when the German, who was also at the fore of Belgium’s Royal Excel Mouscron, who left it at the end of his contract, was crammed into the squad by several local newspapers.

The 58-year-old last trained at DAC in Dunaszerdahely, he hasn’t had a team since April.

Stork spent his best years at VFL Bochum and Borussia Dortmund, starting his coaching career in his native Germany: he also coached Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg and Dortmund. He later worked in Kazakhstan as a club coach and federal captain, but also switched to Olympiacos, before moving to Hungary, where he was the first sporting director and federal coach for the under-20 national team on behalf of MLSZ, then behind Pál Dárdai in the senior national team. With the latter’s victory over Norway in the qualifiers, he qualified for the 2016 European Football Championship, where he subsequently became the group leader, ahead of Iceland, Portugal and Austria. The last leg was the eighth in the final against Belgium in Toulouse.

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He left the small bench for the Hungarian national team in October 2017. Since then, he has been coach of Mouscron, Cercle Brugge and DAC.